The Heights - Set 2
by Mary Kate Doman
Poisonous snakes, skydiving burglars, sharks, piranhas, and lots of bad guys are just a sample of the nonstop action in The Heights. Follow the adventures of one family as they get into one exciting situation after another. There's lots of danger, but without strong language or edgy themes. The straightforward stories and short sentences help struggling students to keep moving through the text.
"Ten feet of space can't just disappear," Antonio said. "I bet someone built a fake wall in the basement. The Springfield Bank is right next door." Lexile: 340
"What a thrill!" Rafael thought. But then he looked over his shoulder. Rafael was terrified. It was time to jump. Lexile: 390
The hijackers pushed them in the cabin. They locked the door. The Neptune headed out to sea again. She wasn't on a fishing trip this time. Lexile: 130, GR: Z+
An arm reached out of the water. It was the captain! Big, dark shapes were swimming toward him. Lexile: 150, GR: Z+
Again and again, the shark hit the raft. Again and again, Rafael and Franco hit the shark. It kept coming back. The shark lifted its head out of the water. Lexile: 190