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Jerkbait

Title

Jerkbait

Authors

Mia Siegert

Publisher

Jolly Fish Press

Publication Year

2016

ISBN

9781631630668

Pages

244 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Fifteen-year-old Tristan is forced to play caretaker after his twin brother, a closeted gay NHL Draft prospect, attempts suicide, and becomes aware his brother is being stalked by an online predator.

Grade Level

6-8, 9-12

Diversity Topics

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Disability and Health; Gay/Lesbian; Mental illness; gay; gay teenager; same-sex relationship; suicidal tendencies; self-harm; anxiety

Main Character

male teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

gay male

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2016, Nominee, Young Adult Fiction

Keywords

brothers; twins; cyber bullying; hockey players; NHL; musicals; Broadway; coming out

Diversity Impact

direct

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