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JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD GOLD STANDARD 2020

  • Trans #OwnVoices
  • Survival story
  • Team work makes the dream work
  • "a modern day Hatchet"

“Recommended to readers who enjoy realistic fiction…LGBTQ+ students, especially those who identify as trans, may see themselves reflected in the characters.

Recommended.”– CM: Canadian Review of Materials

“Readers looking for a fast-paced and exciting perilous romance will come away satisfied.”

– Kirkus Reviews

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Sixteen-year-old shy, socially awkward trans teen Bass reluctantly skips school and goes on a boat trip with his adventure-seeking girlfriend, Rosie. When a sudden storm smashes their boat on a rocky shore off a deserted island, Bass and Rosie struggle to make it to safety. Bruised and battling hypothermia, the pair have to seek shelter and work together to survive until they can be rescued. After a horrible night, Rosie, an experienced climber, decides to scale a steep cliff to find help. She falls and injures herself badly. Now Bass has to find the strength and courage to swim around a dangerous headland and make his way back to civilization before it’s too late.

Fiction Ages 12+
Pages: 112

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 17/Aug/2021
Fry Reading Level: 3.3

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NO ONE LEFT BUT YOU

available for preorder now!

Both sharp-edged thriller and moving coming-of-age, this gorgeously wrought novel is perfect for readers who want stories with trans characters front-and-center.

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