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The Player

by Paul Coccia

tagged: lgbt, dating & sex, hockey
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published: Feb 2021
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publisher: James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
imprint: Lorimer
Description

Set in the traditionally homophobic world of amateur hockey, this book follows gay goalie Cooper in his struggle with his feelings for a teammate and coming out to his team. Cooper has been hooking up with teammate Pesh in secret, and has to play along when Pesh dates a girl and even tolerate locker-room homophobic talk. When Pesh outs Cooper online, trying to better his own chances at playing pro, Cooper chooses self-esteem and honesty over sex. With a strong and relatable main character, this book is a realistic, positive look at teen relationships — gay or straight.

 

About the Author

Paul Coccia

PAUL COCCIA has a specialist in English from U of T and a Masters in Creative Writing from UBC. He is the author of the YA novel Cub. Paul lives in Toronto.
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PAUL COCCIA has a specialist in English from the University of Toronto and a Masters in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. He is the author of the YA novel Cub. Paul lives in Toronto, Ontario.

 

Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
13 to 18
Grade:
2.5