Connor already had a rough day – punched out by a buddy, tossed out of school, beaten up on his way home. Then he goes into a corner store for a drink, and ends up accused of robbery! It all sucks, big time.
Reading level: Grade 3.0 (Lexile 540)
HIP EDGE novels are geared to students in senior high school but reading well below grade level. The teenage characters in the fictional urban neighbourhood of Edgemont deal with real-life issues such as runaways, gang violence, arson and teen pregnancy.