A High/Low mystery for teens
Paddy loves his family, all except for his annoying stepfather Anthony. When they have a discussion about his future, Paddy overreacts and threatens to join the army. Unable to back down, he finds he is alienating everyone around him. And when he takes the physical exam and learns his blood type, his world starts to crumble and he starts to question everything he thought he knew.
Canadian Children’s Book Centre Best Books for Kids and Teens
Ontario Library Association Best Bet
“Vicki Grant is a captivating storyteller and this book shows what she is capable of. The reading level may not be high, but the narrative does not suffer, remaining incredibly vibrant and complex throughout. B Negative is highly recommended.”
“Grant has written a superb novel that is sure to catch the interest of all who read it. Written in simple prose, B Negative tells the story of Paddy, a seventeen-year-old boy ready to follow in his father’s footsteps, but who is his real father? Filled with suspense and mounting tension, B Negative will keep the reader glued to the pages as the story unfolds. I especially enjoyed Paddy’s voice throughout the novel. As he tells his story, it is easy to connect with him and obtain a real sense of his thoughts and feelings. He sounds just like the average teen of our day, and Grant does a wonderful job capturing the essence of the story at hand. Grant’s ingenious play on words concerning the title, B Negative, made the story that much more enjoyable, and shows her sheer talent as a writer. I highly recommend this novel. Five stars!”
“This fast-paced story—an entry in the Orca Soundings series for reluctant readers—takes us on a roller-coaster ride of a mixed-up family as Paddy processes new information and deals with new relationships. The crux of the story is a fascinating paternity case.”