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Way to Go

Title

Way to Go

Authors

Tom Ryan

Publisher

Orca Book Publishers

Publication Year

2012

ISBN

9781459800779

Pages

214 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Danny thinks he must be the only seventeen-year-old guy in Cape Breton-in Nova Scotia, maybe-who doesn't have his life figured out. His buddy Kierce has a rule for every occasion, and his best friend Jay has bad grades, no plans, and no worries. Danny's dad nags him about his post-high-school plans, his friends bug him about girls and a run-in with the cops means he has to get a summer job. Worst of all, he's keeping a secret that could ruin everything.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Homosexuality; gay; gay teenager

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

male/male

Awards

Best Bets: Recommended Canadian Books for Teens, 2012 Young Adult Fiction
Booklist Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 2013 Fiction
Rainbow List, 2013 Young Adult/ Crossover Fiction

Keywords

friendships; relationships; peer pressure; coming out; Canada; summer

Diversity Impact

direct

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