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Young Adult Fiction Suicide

La otra vida de Caz

(My Time as Caz Hazard)

by (author) Tanya Lloyd Kyi

Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
May 2012
Suicide, Peer Pressure, Disabilities & Special Needs
Recommended Age
12 to 18
Recommended Grade
8 to 12
Recommended Reading age
12 to 18
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    May 2012
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  • eBook

    Publish Date
    May 2012
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Caz tuvo una muy buena razón para darle un puñetazo en la cara a su novio, pero aun así es expulsada. En su nueva escuela le dicen que es disléxica y que estará en el salón de educación especial. Caz trata de integrarse y de sobrellevar las burlas y el abuso con que otros jóvenes tratan a los estudiantes de su grupo. Mientras tanto, su amistad con Amanda la lleva a nuevos territorios: a faltar a la escuela y a robar. Como a todo eso se suma la inminente separación de sus padres, su vida simplemente se está saliendo de control.
Caz thinks she has a pretty good reason when she punches her boyfriend in the face, but she gets expelled anyway. Moving to a new school, she is told she is dyslexic and sent to special education classes. Caz tries to fit in and get by while suffering the taunts and abuse that others throw at the students in her class. Her friendship with Amanda leads her into new territory—shoplifting and skipping school. Coupled with her parents' impending separation, her life is spiraling out of control.

About the author

Tanya Lloyd Kyi
grew up in Creston, B.C. She began her writing career as a high school poet, producing pages and pages of work that her mother loved and her best friend religiously archived (possibly for a future blackmailing scheme). The original edition of Canadian Girls Who Rocked the World was Tanya's first book for young readers. She has since published nine other titles, including Canadian Boys Who Rocked The World, which was short-listed for the Silver Birch Award by the Ontario Library Association. Tanya now lives in Vancouver, B.C.

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