Easy Avenue

Easy Avenue

Written by: Doyle, Brian
ages 11 to 14 / grades 6 to 9

Winner of the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year Award

In his first year in high school, Hubbo O'Driscoll is torn between his poor but fun friends and the shallow but rich kids.

In this novel based on Great Expectations, Brian Doyle does a brilliant job of dealing with the issue of class and all its implications. Poverty, social climbing and the connotations of each are presented through the classic Doyle blend of humor and gravity.

Winner of the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year Award

In his first year in high school, Hubbo O'Driscoll is torn between his poor but fun friends and the shallow but rich kids.

In this novel based on Great Expectations, Brian Doyle does a brilliant job of dealing with the issue of class and all its implications. Poverty, social climbing and the connotations of each are presented through the classic Doyle blend of humor and gravity.

Published By Groundwood Books Ltd — Oct 1, 1998
Specifications 144 pages | 5 in x 7.5 in
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Written By Brian Doyle is the award-winning author of many beloved children's books. He lives in Chelsea, Quebec.
Audience ages 11 to 14 / grades 6 to 9

Winner, CLA Book of the Year for Children Award, 1989

Short-listed, Governor General's Literary Awards: Text, 1988

Commended, Books for the Teenage from the New York Public Library, 1999