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Union

by Sara Cassidy

tagged: self-esteem & self-reliance, sexual abuse, novels in verse, contemporary, dating & sex
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pages: 96
ISBN:9781459834477
publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Description

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.

About the Author

Sara Cassidy is a writer and editor. She is the author of 17 children’s books including Genius Jolene, winner of the Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Prize, and Nevers, which was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award. Her books have been nominated for numerous awards, including the Silver Birch Express Award, the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award, the Rocky Mountain Book Award and the Chocolate Lily Award. Sara also writes nonfiction and poetry for adults and works in communications for the BC Ministry of Health. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.

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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
12 to 18
Grade:
8 to 12
Editorial Review

“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

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