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MJ McIsaac

  • Countdown
  • Countdown
    In this high-interest accessible novel for teen readers, Myles gets a text from someone threatening to expose a dark secret.

80 pages
Grade Readability: 1
Interest Age: 12 to 18
Lexile: 410
ISBN: 9781459835351

Golden boy Myles is being blackmailed by someone sending texts threatening to expose a secret that could change his life forever.

Myles has it all: he’s popular, has an amazing girlfriend and won a full athletic scholarship to a top university. But on the day of his high school graduation ceremony, while he struggles to write his valedictorian speech, Myles receives a text that changes everything. Somehow, through text conversations in the next six hours, Myles has to discover the identity of the person threatening to reveal his darkest secret: his role in a rugby team hazing. And with so much to lose, Myles is willing to do whatever it takes to stop them.

This high-interest Orca Anchor book is written specifically for teens reading below a grade 2.0 level.

"A page-turner aimed at reluctant readers but apt to find a wider audience."
- Kirkus Reviews

"The fast-paced plot as Myles tries to keep up with his blackmailer’s demands, will keep readers on the edge of their seats...For any library in the market for this series, Countdown would be a great addition! Highly Recommended. "
- CM: Canadian Review of Materials