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The Book of Us
By (author): Shane Peacock
Shane Peacock

Imprint:

DCB - Toronto

ISBN:

9781770866553

Product Form:

Paperback

Form detail:

Trade
Paperback , Trade
English

Audience:

Young Adult : Age (years) 13 - 18
Oct 01, 2022
$15.95 CAD
Active

Dimensions:

8in x 5.38 x 0.63 in | 228 gr

Page Count:

216 pages
Cormorant Books
DCB
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Coming of Age
Children’s / Teenage fiction: General, modern and contemporary fiction|Children’s / Teenage general interest: Boys and men|Children’s / Teenage personal and social topics: Dating, relationships, romance and love|Interest age: from c 13 years
  • Short Description
Sixteen-year-old Noah Greene is in the relationship of a lifetime with his brilliant girlfriend, Miranda Owens, but when he says something that hurts Miranda and destroys everything they’ve built, he’s devastated. Determined to make amends, Noah sets out to truly understand the harm his words have caused.
One young man’s journey towards understanding his impact on his girlfriend in the context of a culture complacent with the abuse of girls and women.

It’s the summer before grade twelve, and sixteen-year-old Noah Greene is in the relationship of a lifetime with his brilliant and book-smart girlfriend, Miranda Owens. But when Miranda overhears his private conversation with another girl, what he says destroys everything they’ve built, shattering Noah’s world.

Determined to make amends, Noah sets out to truly understand the harm his words have caused and maybe become worthy enough for Miranda in time for prom. Along the way, he’s been turning his journey into a manuscript called The Book of Us and wants to give it to Miranda to prove to her how far he thinks he’s come.

What did Noah say that upset Miranda so much? What will she say when he finally asks her out again? Has he been able to mend the harm he's caused, or are some things beyond repair?

The Book of Us is the story of one teenage boy’s journey of self-reflection and reckoning with his role in a complacent culture that treats women as property.

Examines how selfishness in teen boys can lead to a lack of respect for women and the potential for change from a teenage boy’s point of view.

The main character is an intelligent and complex teen boy struggling towards self-improvement.

Shane Peacock is a seven-time winner of the Junior Library Guild of America Selection, twice winner of the Arthur Ellis Award, and has been short-listed for the Kirkus Book of the Year, the Governor-General’s Award, three times for the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award, and the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book prize.

The author’s goal in writing this book is to reach young boys when discussing respect for women, and not just by preaching to them, but by trying to see the whole issue from their perspective.

Shane Peacock is an author, playwright, journalist and screenwriter, published in twenty languages in eighteen countries. He is a seven-time winner of the Junior Library Guild of America Selection, twice winner of the Arthur Ellis Award, and has been short-listed for the Governor-General’s Award, three times for the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award, and the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book prize. His young adult novels include the acclaimed Boy Sherlock Holmes series, the Dylan Maples Adventures, and The Dark Missions of Edgar Brim trilogy. He lives in Cobourg, ON with his wife, journalist Sophie Kneisel.



Contributor Website
Virtual/in-person launch around date of publication with an independent bookstore partner National, international, and regional review mailing & pitches (Kirkus, SLJ, Booklist, CM Magazine, BBKT, Quill & Quire, Globe and Mail, National Post, CBC Books, 49th Shelf, Publishers Weekly) Pitching to regional and national festivals Pitching to book bloggers, YouTubers, Instagrammers, and podcasts Pitching to CBC Radio, local and national radio stations, and local and national TV Submissions to regional, national, and global awards Inclusion at OLA’s 2023 Super Conference (Cormorant Books’ booth and other opportunities) Social media promotions and support Targeted email flyer to children’s specialty bookstores Advertising
For more information contact
[email protected]

Praise for previous work, Separated:

“Fans
of The Seven will find Adam's adventure satisfying.” - Resource Links

Praise for previous work, Separated:

“Adam's first-person narration nicely captures
the heart-pounding, sweaty-palms terror of being a kid lost in a huge foreign city.” - Kirkus Reviews

Praise for previous work, The Phantom of Fire:

“In
this fifth installment in the Dylan Maples Adventure series, Shane Peacock has created an extremely readable page turner that incorporates Canadian history, politics, and modern day familial relationships, all wrapped in an immensely enjoyable mix of adventure and mystery.” - Resource Links

Praise for previous work, The Phantom of Fire:

Phantom
of Fire
is very much in the tradition of historic adventure stories like Moonfleet and Kidnapped and in movies with scrappy heroes and mysterious ships, like The Goonies. Phantom of Fire could also be described as Scooby Doo with more teen angst ... All in all, though, Phantom of Fire is a very good yarn full of action and suspense. It is probably the best in the series so far and combines a tale of adventure and romance with timely concerns about justice and fairness.” - CM: Canadian Review of Materials

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The Dark Missions of Edgar Brim Shane Peacock 9780735263116 $13.99 CAD Jan 02, 2018
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Eye of the Crow Shane Peacock 9780887769191 $14.99 CAD May 12, 2009

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