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The merit birds

Author: Kelley Powell
Publisher: Toronto : Dundurn Press, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : English : Advanced reading copyView all editions and formats
Eighteen-year old Cam Scott is angry. He's angry about his absent dad, he's angry about being angry and he's angry that he has had to give up his basketball team to follow his mom to her new job in Vientiane, Laos. However, Cam's anger begins to melt under the Southeast Asian sun as he finds friendship with his neighbour, Somchai, and gradually falls in love with Nok, who teaches him about building merit, or karma,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Fiction
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Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kelley Powell
ISBN: 9781459729315 1459729315
OCLC Number: 917512950
Awards: Commended for Dewey Diva Picks 2015 (Canada)
Description: 238 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Kelley Powell.


Cam Scott resents his mother for uprooting him from his home in Ottawa and relocating to Vientiane, Laos, and is determined to never let her forget it. Over time he adjusts to the land and culture,  Read more...


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(Starred Review) A fresh, gripping page-turner that takes readers on a journey through one young man's escape from anger into a place of peace. * Booklist * By moving away from the multicultural Read more...

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