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Undergrounders

byDavid Skuy

Paperback | January 1, 2011

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Can playing hockey help a street kid get his life back?

After his mom dies, and the landlord kicks him out, 12-year-old Jonathan faces the loneliness and danger of life on the streets - until he meets Lewis. Lewis takes him under his wing and leads him to his new home among a group of kids living in an abandoned underground shopping mall who call themselves the "Undergrounders." Now renamed "Mouse," Jonathan runs errands, delivers packages and panhandles for food money.

An escape from this life underground comes to him in the form of hockey gear. Stolen hockey gear, but hockey gear nonetheless. He suits up and heads to the community rink, where he befriends regular kids who welcome him into their game and onto their team. He agrees, knowing he can never tell them about being homeless.

Playing hockey makes him feel like a kid again, but keeping his double life a secret proves to be more difficult and dangerous than he ever could have imagined.

David Skuy is a lawyer, a writer and a Leafs fan to the core. He spent most of his childhood playing some sport or another. What he remembers most is the intensity, the competitiveness, and the sheer enjoyment of playing a sport you love whne you're young. David lives in Toronto, Ontario.
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Title:UndergroundersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 7.73 × 5.01 × 0.52 inPublished:January 1, 2011Publisher:Scholastic Canada LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:144310728X

ISBN - 13:9781443107280

Appropriate for ages: 9

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok it is interesting but way overpriced
Date published: 2017-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love This is one of those books that leaves a lasting impression on you long after you read it. It deals with very serious, but real issues. Honestly once I started reading I could not stop. It's a very quick read so if you have the chance, give it a go. Highly recommend to people of any age
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THE BEST BOOK THIS BOOK I READ THE FIRST PAGE I WAS EXCITED TO READ THE REST ITS ABOUT A BOY NAMED JONATHANHE HE IS 12 YEARS OLD AND TRYS TO LIVE WITH HIS MOM WHO HAS CANCER AND DIES AND RON HER BOYFRIEND HAS STOPED BEEN SEEN' IT SHOWS YOU HOW A BOY LIVES IN UNDERGROUND ITS A REALY GOOD BOOK YOU WONT HAVE TIME TO DO ANYTHING TILL YOU FINISH THE BOOK
Date published: 2012-01-31