In Playing Chicken drinking, driving and drugs lead to tragedy when two groups of teenagers try to outrun a train. After the crash, Josh has to deal with the guilt of killing his best friend and a future life in a wheelchair. This book carries a strong message on the dangers of drinking and driving.
Author: Paul Kropp
Reading level: Grade 3.6 (Lexile 600)
Interest level: 6-12
Playing Chicken Teacher’s Guide available for purchase or free with 6 or more copies of this title. Please scroll down to order.
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