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    Lexile measure: HL500L
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    For sale with exclusive rights in: WORLD
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    Distributor: Formac Lorimer Book Distributing Ltd. Availability: In stock Expected Ship Date: Aug 15, 2017 Carton Quantity: 80 $14.95 CAD
    $8.99 USD
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    Distributor: Lerner Publisher Services Supplies to: US Availability: Not yet available Expected Ship Date: Jul 01, 2018 On Sale Date: Aug 01, 2018 Carton Quantity: 80 $8.99 USD
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Lorimer Real Love
You're You
By (author): Mette Bach
9781459412583 Paperback, Trade English Young Adult : Age (years) from 13 - 18, Grade (US) exact 4, Reading age from 8 - 9 YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Romance / Contemporary Aug 15, 2017
$14.95 CAD
Active 5.25 x 7.5 x 0.5 in 184 pages James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers Lorimer
An LGBTQ teen finds love in an unexpected place

In this book author Mette Bach offers a believable portrayal of an LGBTQ teen who has always identified as a lesbian. When she finds herself attracted to a South Asian boy, she comes to a new identity for herself as bisexual.

17-year-old Freyja is outspokenly lesbian and politically active about LGBTQ issues at her school's Gay-Straight Alliance. When her girlfriend Rachel breaks up with her, she suspends her work on the online video blog they created together to celebrate their pride. Instead she starts volunteering at the local food bank. But she can't figure out why the team leader at the food bank, a guy named Sanjay, doesn't seem to approve of her.

Freyja learns about food justice, and becomes attracted to Sanjay's passion for the cause. As her friendship with Sanjay grows, she realizes that they connect in a way she never did with Rachel. But can Freyja be in love with Sanjay if she identifies as a lesbian? When members of her school's GSA assume that Freyja has "gone straight" and oppose her leadership of the group, Freyja has to choose between sticking with her old idea of herself — and taking a chance on love.

METTE BACH was born in Denmark and raised in Delta, B.C. She is the author of the teen novels Love is Love, Femme, and Killer Drop. She lives in Vancouver, where she teaches ESL to high school students and runs a meal program for homeless and at-risk youth at Directions Youth Services.

"A fast-paced plot and clearly delineated characters examine a gender issue that is often not addressed in the quest for acceptance of LGBTQ young people: discomfort with bisexuality ... For this reason alone, I will include this title in my library collection." - Wendy Phillips, teacher-librarian,, CM: Canadian Review of Materials

"This novel flows quickly, and would be suitable for high school students who may be struggling with shaping their identity and sexuality, who may be curious about the heaviness of the political state of the world, or who may be dealing with a breakup." ."
Resource Links Rating G - Good, even great at times, generally

- Sarah Atkinson,, Resource Links

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