Death on the Sidewalk
Death on the Sidewalk is a tragic story of a teenage girl killed in a gang shootout. On the day after Christmas, Allie Carson was just going shopping. As she put on her ski jacket and gloves, she thought about a dozen things. But she never thought about getting shot. She never thought her life would end with a flash from a gun. Based on a true story.
Reading level: Grade 2.8 (Lexile 360 HL)
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.