- Winner, ALA-YALSA Rainbow Project Book List Pick
- Commended, Best Books for Kids & Teens -- Canadian Children's Book Centre
No one in Alex's world is who they seemed to be. Alex struggles with his faith when he witnesses a church member cheating on his wife and learns that his brother is gay. When his brother is brutally attacked, Alex is forced to decide where his loyalties lie and what he really believes in.[Fry Reading Level - 5.1]close this panel
SANDRA DIERSCH has taught writing courses to British Columbia students and aspiring adult writers. She has written eight books to date, including Offside! and Home Court Advantage, both Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice selections. She lives in Maple Ridge, B.C., with her husband and young daughter.close this panel
"...very accessible for teens who may struggle with reading. Perhaps what I enjoyed most about this novel is that Alex doesn't come up with any easy answers...I would highly recommend this high-interest low-vocabulary selection."
"The author does a nice job with characterization, writes smoothly, and manages to infuse her story with enough suspense to hold her readers' attention."