Imprint:Orca Book Publishers - Victoria
Form detail:Trade, Adhesive bound, Laminated cover
Audience:Young Adult : Age (years) 12, Grade (CAN) 8 - 12, Grade (US) 8 - 12, Reading age 12
Dimensions:7in x 5 x 0.31 in | 100 gr
Page Count:96 pages
Tuck navigates new love, past trauma and standing up for what's right in this novel in verse.
Grace has caught my eye
I stare and stare
at this girl I’ve missed
since we were five
Abuse at the hands of his mother's boyfriend has left fifteen-year-old Tuck broken and untrusting. But then he falls hard for his childhood friend Grace and starts to imagine a life where he is happy. At the fast-food restaurant where he works, Tuck is asked to explore starting up a union. His new sense of purpose, combined with his growing love for Grace, helps Tuck come to terms with his pain and find the strength to begin the healing process.
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Sara Cassidy is a writer and editor. Her children’s books have been shortlisted for many awards, including the Governor General's Literary Award, the Bolen Books Children's Book Prize, the Silver Birch Express Award, the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award, the Rocky Mountain Book Award and the Chocolate Lily Award. Most recently, she won the Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Prize for her chapter book Genius Jolene. Sara also writes nonfiction and poetry for adults. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.
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“This brief verse novel packs a punch: The poems are concise yet robust and convey a change in tone from sobering and intense to hopeful...Moving and accessible.” - Kirkus Reviews