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Orca Soundings
Crush
By (author): Carrie Mac
9781551435268 Paperback, Trade English Young Adult : Age (years) from 12, Grade (CAN) from 8 - 12, Grade (US) from 8 - 12, Reading age from 12 YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Romance / LGBT New York City Mar 01, 2006
$9.95 CAD
Active 4.25 x 7 x 0.3 in 136 pages FSC certified – mixed sources C016245 Orca Book Publishers
 
YALSA Quick Picks 2007, Short-listed Resource Links "The Year's Best" 2006, Commended
Just when she thinks she knows who she is, Hope falls in love—and her world is turned upside down.

Because of a moment of indiscretion, Hope's parents send her to New York to spend the summer with her hipster sister while they travel to Thailand. Miserable, Hope ends up meeting Nat, and developing a powerful crush. The only problem is that Nat is a girl. Hope is pretty sure she isn't gay. Or is she? Struggling with new feelings, fitting in and a strange city far from home, Hope finds that love—and acceptance—comes in many different forms.

Carrie Mac's first novel The Beckoners won the Arthur Ellis YA Award, is a CLA Honour book. She is available for school and library presentations, and has been known to hold the interest of a couple hundred teens where others have failed. Maybe it's the tattoos. For more information, visit www.carriemac.com.

"Absolutely charming...Mac infuses so much passion and heart into...this witty, entertaining glimpse into one kid’s summer of discovering that 'life is really hard if you’re a person who's alive.'" - John Burns, Gerogia Straight

"This book achieves the goal of providing a provocative storyline with high teen appeal...Recommended." - CM Magazine

"An emotionally complex story. Communal living, drug addiction, and, of course, the lesbian content will all be sure-fire discussion points, and these same elements, especially the hot romance, make this an intriguing book for fluent and struggling readers alike." - The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

“I was impressed by this book and how it handled a sensitive and potentially awkward situation.” - Resource Links

"A bright, lovely novel...well thought out." - Hi-Rise

"[A] strong story of love and sexual identity, rooted in well-drawn characters and well-imagined situations." - Quill & Quire

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