Getting the Brush Off

Mere Joyce (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459813595

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Two years ago, sixteen-year-old Sydney Hart was kicked out of the prestigious Burke Academy when her mother could no longer afford the tuition. She lost a promising future in the arts, as well as her best friend, who didn't want to be seen with an art-academy reject. But now, without Burke's rigid structure, Sydney has found her true passion in performance painting and is busking on Halifax's boardwalk to earn enough money to go to art camp. After the police shut her down, Sydney learns her old school is hosting a "brush-off" speed-painting contest with a cash prize. Entering would mean facing her painful past, not to mention her former friend, who's also competing.

Reading Level
Lexile
HL780L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
S
ATOS
5.0
DRA
40
Categories
Genre
Arts & Music
Interest Age
Ages 9-12 Ages 13+
Grade
6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade 9th Grade
Subject
Language Arts
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Fiction
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