The Middle Ground
by Zoe Whittall
Missy Turner thinks of herself as the most ordinary woman in the world. She has a lot to be thankful for: a great kid, a loving husband, a job she enjoys and the security of living in the small town where she was born. Then one day everything gets turned upside down. She loses her job, catches her husband making out with the neighbor and is briefly taken hostage by a young man who robs the local café. With her world rapidly falling apart, Missy finds herself questioning the certainties she's lived with her whole life.
Originally published in 2010, The Middle Ground was a 2011 Golden Oak Award Nominee and an early work from an award-winning author. This edition includes discussion questions at the back for reading and literacy groups.
Reading Level: 4.2
Pub Date: February 6, 2018
2011 Golden Oak Award Nominee
Additional Formats: The Middle Ground Digital Audiobook
- About the author
Zoe Whittall is the author of the Lambda award-winning Holding Still For As Long As Possible and Bottle Rocket Hearts, which was named a Globe and Mail Best Book of the Year and made the CBC Canada Reads Top Ten Essential Novels of the decade. Zoe also won the Writers' Trust of Canada's Dayne Ogilvie Award in 2008. She has published three books of poetry and edited the anthology Geeks, Misfits & Outlaws. She lives in Toronto.
CM Magazine—January 26, 2018
"The Middle Ground is a well-written, fast-paced novel that deals with some very real issues that affect teenagers today…Whittall manages to pack in a ton of action and drama in this highly enjoyable read. Recommended."
CM Magazine—April 30, 2010
"Whittall's prose demonstrates vitality and humour as she includes the minutiae of daily life among the bizarre events in Missy's adventure…An entertaining read. Recommended."