Into the WastelandAuthor Lesley Choyce ISBN 9781552443378 Binding PDF Web Ready Document Publisher Red Deer Press Inc eBooks Publication Date November 13, 2014 Size 0 x 0 mm
Dixon Carter wants to share his life manifesto. Don't worry — there won't be any violence. Dixon doesn't believe in violence. But Dixon is seeing things differently. He has gone off his meds — the drugs deaden him to the world. He is writing a daily journal from the point he stopped the meds. There are times he is angry with the world and everyone in it. But then there are the times where he can see all the beauty, just like the Romantic poets. His girlfriend Sylvia and best friend Zeke are trying to help him on his journey. But when the real world throws a tragic event in Dixon's path his struggles to save himself become darker and much more difficult and dangerous.
Lesley Choyce's words are spare, vivid, and very accessible for teenage readers. He is the author of many novels for young adult readers including Random, Book of Michael, Dumb Luck, The End of the World as We Know It, and Living Outside the Lines. He lives in Nova Scotia.