Hello, Groin

Title

Hello, Groin

Authors

Beth Goobie

Publisher

Orca Book Publishers

Publication Year

2006

ISBN

9781551434599

Pages

292 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

When Dylan Kowolski agrees to create a display for her high school library, she has no idea of the trouble it's going to cause—for the school principal, her family, her boyfriend Cam and his jock friends, and her best friend Jocelyn. And for Dylan herself. If only her English class had been studying a normal, run-of-the-mill, mundane book like Lord of the Flies instead of Foxfire things wouldn't have gotten so twisted. Then the world wouldn't have gone into such a massive funk. And then Dylan wouldn't have had to face her deepest fear and the way she was letting it run her life.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Lexile Measure

910L

Diversity Topics

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Gay/Lesbian; lesbian; lesbian teenager; same-sex relationship

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

lesbian females

Awards

Saskatchewan, Canada Book Awards, 2006, Nominee, Children's Literature
White Ravens Award, 2007, Winner, Canada English
Best Bets: Recommended Canadian Books for Teens, 2006 Young Adult Fiction
Our Choice, 2007 Young Adult Fiction
Rainbow List, 2008 Young Adult Fiction

Keywords

high school; friendship; library; secrets; jocks; support; acceptance; coming out; censorship

Diversity Impact

direct

Hello, Groin

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