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Big Guy

by Robin Stevenson

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Derek thinks he might be falling in love. The problem is, he hasn't been entirely honest with his online boyfriend. Derek sent Ethan a photo taken before he got depressed and gained eighty pounds. Derek hasn't been honest with his employer either. When he lied about his age and experience to get a job with disabled adults, the last thing he expected was to meet a woman like Aaliyah. Smart, prickly and often difficult, Aaliyah challenges Derek's ideas about honesty and trust. Derek has to choose whether to risk telling the truth or to give up the most important relationship in his life.

About the Author
Robin Stevenson is the author of more than twenty-five books for kids and teens, including The Summer We Saved the Bees and Pride Colors. The first edition of her nonfiction book Pride: Celebrating Diversity & Community (2016) won a Stonewall Honor and was shortlisted for numerous other awards. Robin lives in Victoria, British Columbia.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
12 to 100
Grade:
8 to 12
Reading age:
12 to 100
Awards
  • Commended, CCBC Best Books
Editorial Reviews

"Engrossing and heartfelt...Stevenson deals with controversial and emotional issues with sensitivity and realism. Recommended."

— CM Magazine

"A fast read that should appeal to any reader looking for a story of self-acceptance and the determination to carry on."

— TeensReadToo.com

"Complex themes handled very well with humor and directness, this book would be a good addition to a HS library."

— Puget Sound Council for Reviewing Children's Media

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Big Guy (Orca Soundings)

Derek thinks he might be falling in love. The problem is, he hasn’t been fully honest with his online boyfriend. Nor has Derek been honest with his employer. He must choose whether to risk telling the truth or give up the most important relationship in his life. Teachers’ guide available online at www.orcabook.com.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2009.

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