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House Party

by Eric Walters

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peer pressure, values & virtues, new experience
list price: $9.95
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
published: 2007
ISBN:9781551437415
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
12 to 100
Grade:
8 to 12
Reading age:
12 to 100
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Awards
  • Commended, CCBC Best Books
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Description

As the new girl in a strange town, Casey is trying desperately to fit in and make friends. When her parents leave town for the weekend, her friend suggests she have a house party. Casey is reluctant to go along, until she realizes maybe this is the answer to fitting in and making friends—and getting back at her parents. They invite a few people and then a few more, using msn and text messaging. Hundreds of people show up and things get out of hand. Casey is in more trouble than she thought possible and now she must decide whether—and how—to do the right thing.

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Excerpt

I followed them into the living room and was met by a mass of people. My sudden courage seemed to deflate. How could I ever get this many people to leave?
Just then I heard the sirens.

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Editorial Reviews

"A fast-paced story that won't sit on the shelf for long."

— TeensReadToo.com

"An entertaining tale with a real-life lesson...House Party would make and excellent addition to any personal or class library."

— Resource Links

"Shakes fear in this mother['s] heart but does strike a suitable cautionary note for those tempted to deceive parents and party down."

— Puget Sound Council for the Review of Children's Books
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About the Author

Eric Walters

Eric Walters began writing as a way to get his fifth-grade students interested in reading and writing. A Member of the Order of Canada, he has now published more than 100 novels and picture books. He is a tireless presenter, speaking to over 100,000 students per year in schools across the country. He lives in Guelph, Ontario.
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