Skip to main content Skip to search Skip to search

Children's Fiction Sexual Abuse

Power Play

by (author) Eric Walters

Publisher
HarperCollins
Initial publish date
Jan 2013
Category
Sexual Abuse, Hockey, General
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781443407625
    Publish Date
    Apr 2021
    List Price
    $12.99
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781443407632
    Publish Date
    Jan 2013
    List Price
    $11.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781443407618
    Publish Date
    Jan 2013
    List Price
    $14.99

Add it to your shelf

Where to buy it

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12

Description

"You're going to spend some time on the power play, on penalty kill, and start right off as the second line centre," he told me.

I didn't question why he was putting me on the second line. I'd show him the first line was the place I belonged.

"The important thing is that you've been drafted," he said. "You're going to play Junior A, and you're going to be on my team. You're my player."

This gripping new novel by bestselling children's/YA author Eric Walters explores the complex and disturbing relationship between a talented young hockey star and his predatory coach as it descends into sexual abuse. In one of his most moving and provocative stories to date, Walters combines a vivid portrayal of rink culture with a powerful and unflinching cautionary tale.

About the author

Eric Walters is the author of many acclaimed and bestselling novels for children and young adults. His novels have won numerous awards, including the Silver Birch, Blue Heron, Red Maple, Snow Willow, Ruth Schwartz, and Tiny Torgi, and have received honours from the Canadian Library Association Book Awards and UNESCO's international award for Literature in Service of Tolerance.

Eric lives in Mississauga with his wife, Anita, and three children, Christina, Nicholas, and Julia. When not writing or touring across the country speaking to school groups, Eric spends time playing or watching soccer and basketball, or playing the saxophone.

To find out more about Eric and his novels, or to arrange for him to speak at your school, visit his website at www.ericwalters.net.

if (SYM == "BIO") { document.writeln(""); } else { document.writeln(""); }

Eric Walters' profile page

Other titles by Eric Walters