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Orca Book Publishers
Publish Date
4.3 X 7.1 X 0.5 inches | 0.0 pounds

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About the Author

M.J. McIsaac is the author of several books for young people, including Boil Line and Underhand in the Orca Sports line and the Orca Currents title Alien Road. She has a master's degree in writing for children and is an accomplished illustrator as well. She lives with her family in Whitby, Ontario.


"Fast-paced action, strong characterization, short paragraphs, and relatively simple vocabulary produce a smoothly executed...read. Nick's voice is strong, and his love of sport, desire to excel, and sense of fair play are well-expressed...An enjoyable read that is well constructed, and it will likely find its audience among sports lovers and reluctant readers."--CM Magazine
"McIsaac's blend of suspense, sports action, and realistic drama keeps the story moving in the hallways, in the locker room, and during game play."--Publishers Weekly
"[An] enjoyable, fast-paced story...with relatable characters and a believable storyline..Highly recommended."--Resource Links
"McIsaac proves she can create engaging, high-impact fiction, bringing a necessary edginess to the lacrosse scenes and antagonism between the players."--Quill & Quire
"Action and suspense abound as the excitement of the lacrosse games is vividly described...Will engage and thrill lower-level readers and reluctant readers."--Tri State Young Adult Book Review Committee
"An action packed read and sports fans will appreciate the play-by-play scenes of the games. Readers new to lacrosse will still be able to understand the basic game play and rules. The characters are believable and the fast paced book will hook readers."--Southwestern Ohio Young Adult Materials Review Group