When We Were Good
The year 2000 isn't starting out too well for Toronto high school senior Katherine Boatman. Not only has her oldest friend ditched her for yet another boyfriend, her beloved grandmother died on New Year's Eve, leaving a void of goodness in her life that Katherine's not sure how to fill. While overwhelmed with sadness and self-doubt, Katherine unexpectedly finds new love, both for Toronto's underground music scene and for her would-be savior: a straight-edge, loudmouthed misfit named Marie.
Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Family member death; Gay/Lesbian; death of a grandmother; death of a grandparent; lesbian; lesbian teenager; same sex relationship
mother and father
Rainbow List, 2014 Teen Fiction
Toronto; New Year's Eve; absent parents; sad/depressed; art; self-image issues
Sutherland, Suzanne, "When We Were Good" (2013). Diverse Families. 1438.