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ISBN13: 9780399246456
ISBN10: 0399246452
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When Ellie?s parents are busted for possession of marijuana, the FBI gives her a choice: infiltrate the Mother Earth Defenders (MED), a radical environmental group, or her parents will go to jail. At first Ellie is more than willing to entrap the MEDics, but the more time she spends undercover?particularly with Coyote, the green-eyed MEDic that she can?t stop thinking about?the more she starts to believe in their cause. When talk turns to murder, Coyote backs out, but Ellie is willing to risk everything to save her family?even if it means losing Coyote and putting her own life on the line.

April Henry, author of the acclaimed YA thriller Shock Point, pulls an issue straight from the headlines as she deftly explores what happens when good intentions get out of hand. With the environment a hot topic, this blend of explosive action and romance will make Torched a must-read for all suspense lovers.

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The author of the acclaimed YA thriller "Shock Point" pulls an issue straight from the headlines in this novel about a girl who is strongly encouraged by the FBI to infiltrate a radical environmental group.

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April Henry lives in Portland, Oregon.

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Courtesy of Mother Daughter Book Club com, January 13, 2010 (view all comments by Courtesy of Mother Daughter Book Club com)
Ellie is used to her parents having groups of friends over to smoke marijuana and get stoned. She often feels more like the parent than the child, cooking for the people who drop in and cleaning up when they leave. Otherwise she spends her time trying to do well in school. But when the FBI raids her home and arrests her parents for growing marijuana in their basement, she can’t go back to living life as she knew it.

The FBI most wants to find out about the activities of the Mother Earth Defenders,(MED) a radical environmental group that her parents were meeting with. The FBI will let her parents go, but only if she agrees to infiltrate MED and pass along information about any violent actions the group plans to take. Against her wishes, Ellie agrees to help.

But as she gets more involved with the group, and she begins to fall for Coyote, one of its members, she begins to see why they are so passionate about their cause. Torn between wanting to help her parents, her growing love for Coyote and her concern for the environment, Ellie must walk a fine line and lie to everyone she cares about. How can she see it through without losing everyone she cares about as well?

Torched by April Henry will keep you turning pages as you follow Ellie from fire-bombing a Hummer dealership, to tree sitting and more. Her conflicted conscience brings up great things to talk about in a mother-daughter book club. Among other things it asks the reader to ask: How far would you go to support a cause you thought was vitally important? What would you do if you could help someone you loved, even if it was dangerous? While you may expect to have a happily-ever-after ending, Henry keeps you guessing at the outcome right to the last page.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780399246456
Publisher:
Putnam Juvenile
Subject:
Terrorism
Author:
Henry, April
Subject:
Undercover operations
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Love & Romance
Subject:
Nature & the Natural World - Environment
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20090305
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 7 up to AND UP
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.58x5.74x.82 in. .76 lbs.
Age Level:
12-12

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Children's » Action and Adventure » Adventure Stories
Children's » General
Children's » Science and Nature » Environmental Fiction
Children's » Situations » General
Young Adult » General

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"Synopsis" by , The author of the acclaimed YA thriller "Shock Point" pulls an issue straight from the headlines in this novel about a girl who is strongly encouraged by the FBI to infiltrate a radical environmental group.
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