Best Laid Plans

Category: Book
By (author): Hart, Christine
Series: Lorimer Sidestreets
Subject:  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Family / Parents
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Audience: young adult
Awards: Best Books for Kids & Teens - Canadian Children's Book Centre (2011) Commended
Publisher: James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
Published: September 2009
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 152
Size: 7.00in x 4.25in x 0.50in
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From The Publisher*

Robyn's family has always struggled to make enough money to survive. Robyn's grandmother leaves them an apple orchard in B.C., Robyn thinks things will be different, but Robyn's father still can't pay the bills. He asks Robyn for her own hard-earned money, and encourages her to drop out of school to work in the orchard. Robyn desperately wants to go to university, but to make a better life for herself, she'll have to leave her family behind. [Fry Reading Level - 5.4]

From The Publisher*

Robyn may have to leave her family behind to make a better life for herself.

Review Quote*"Robyn's fears and ambitions are relatable."
Review Quote*"With unsupportive parents asking for handouts and friends who can't relate to poverty, high school senior Robyn feels like the deck is stacked against her... Robyn's fears and ambitions are relatable."
Review Quote*"Best Laid Plans is a well-written story about a tenacious 18-year-old girl who strives for a better life."
Biographical NoteBased in Victoria, B.C., CHRISTINE HART writes young adult fiction and
short stories. She is also the author of Watching July,winner of a 2008 Moonbeam Gold Medal. She lives in Victoria, BC.