Desert Slam

Steven Barwin (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459813731

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For spring break, sixteen-year-old Maya travels from Vancouver to Palm Springs to visit her grandparents, soak up the sun and play some tennis. When they surprise her with tickets to the Indian Wells tennis tournament, she can't believe her luck. This is going to be the best vacation ever. But on the way back from the match they get into a fender bender. The other driver suggests they just square up and not involve the police or insurance companies. That seems odd to Maya, especially since the passenger of the other vehicle is visibly pregnant. But because Maya was driving, her grandfather is worried about repercussions and agrees to the deal. Later, Maya and her new friend Ruby discover that similar incidents have happened to others in her grandparents' gated community. They start to investigate, and when they spot the woman from the crash working in a clothing store, and clearly not pregnant, they know they are onto something.

Reading Level
Lexile
HL540L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
N
ATOS
3.6
DRA
30
Categories
Genre
Chapter Books Friendship Mysteries Social Issues
Interest Age
Ages 9-12 Ages 13+
Grade
8th Grade 9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade
Subject
Language Arts
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Fiction
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