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Isaac loves art class, drives an old pickup, argues with his father and hangs out with his best buddy, Hazel. But his life is anything but normal. His parents operate an illegal marijuana grow-op, Hazel is a bear that guards the property, and his family's livelihood is a deep secret.

It's no time to fall in love with the daughter of a cop.

Isaac's girlfriend Sam is unpredictable, ambitious and needy. And as his final year of high school comes to an end, she makes him consider a new kind of life pursuing his interest in art, even if that means leaving behind his beloved home in the Rockies and severing all ties with his family.

For a while he hopes he can have it all, until a disastrous graduation night, when Sam's desperate grab for her father's attention suddenly puts his entire family at risk.

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Tanya Lloyd Kyi

Tanya Lloyd Kyi has written more than 20 books for middle grade and young adult readers. Her work has won a BC Book Prize, a Science in Society Book Award from the Canadian Science Writers Association, and the Information Book Award from the Canadian Literature Roundtables of Canada. Her books have been translated into Korean, Cantonese, French, German, and Swedish. Tanya's most recent publications include Prince of Pot (Groundwood) , Eyes and Spies (Annick) , and Shadow Warrior (Annick) .

Tanya lives in Vancouver, B.C., with her husband Min. They have two children.

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