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Out

by Sandra Diersch

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homosexuality, values & virtues, siblings
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list price: $16.95
edition:Hardcover
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published: Nov 2009
ISBN:9781552774229
imprint: Lorimer
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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

About the Author

Sandra Diersch

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.

www.sandradiersch.com
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Contributor Notes

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.

www.sandradiersch.com

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
14 to 18
Grade:
9 to 12
Reading age:
7 to 10
Awards
  • Commended, ALA Rainbow Project List
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids & Teens -- Canadian Children's Book Centre
  • Commended, One of the Year's Best -- Resource Links
Editorial Reviews

"...the story raises some thought-provoking questions about morality and hypocrisy."

— The Horn Book Guide

"The author does a nice job with characterization, writes smoothly, and manages to infuse her story with enough suspense to hold her readers' attention."

— Booklist

"...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."

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Out (SideStreets)

Alex struggles with his faith when he witnesses a respected church leader cheating on his wife and his brother confides in him that he is gay. When his brother is brutally attacked, Alex is forced to decide where his loyalties lie and what he really believes in.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2011.

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