Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 6 - 8Grade 4n/a4.056846
After fleeing her suburban home, 15-year-old Dana struggles to survive in the alleys, squats, and subway stations of downtown Toronto. Dana and her two friends, seasoned street kids Brent and Ashley, must contend with turf wars, thugs, hunger, and the daily battle of life on the streets.When Dana’s graffiti on an underpass catches the eye of a counsellor at Sketches, a drop-in centre for homeless teens, Dana discovers a haven where she can express herself through art. As she works on a self-portrait, Dana begins to confront the reason she left home. The truth of what her stepfather did to her is trying to surface, but will it come out through her paintbrush or the blade of a knife?

This gritty, honest portrayal of street life from acclaimed author Eric Walters is a testament to the healing power of art.
Hardcover, 232 pages
Published on March 13, 2008 by Viking Juvenile
ISBN-10: 0670062944
ISBN-13: 9780670062942
4 Book Reviews
  • Kerryover 1 year
    It's an awesome book! I read it at school, and I want to get it for myself because it was so good
    • pokemonfan12345
      pokemonfan12345almost 5 years44 stars
      I rate it 4 because at first I did not like it
      • Hiover 5 years
        5 stars
        • nerd7
          nerd7over 9 years
          made me cry,and think about things in new perspectives.Great book.