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Young Adult Fiction Survival Stories

Sink or Swim

by (author) Tash McAdam

Publisher
Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Aug 2021
Category
Survival Stories, LGBT, Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781459828513
    Publish Date
    Aug 2021
    List Price
    $10.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459828537
    Publish Date
    Aug 2021
    List Price
    $8.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
  • Reading age: 12 to 18

Description

Sixteen-year-old shy, socially awkward trans teen Bass reluctantly skips school and goes on a boat trip with his adventure-seeking girlfriend, Rosie. When a sudden storm smashes their boat on a rocky shore off a deserted island, Bass and Rosie struggle to make it to safety. Bruised and battling hypothermia, the pair have to seek shelter and work together to survive until they can be rescued. After a horrible night, Rosie, an experienced climber, decides to scale a steep cliff to find help. She falls and injures herself badly. Now Bass has to find the strength and courage to swim around a dangerous headland and make his way back to civilization before it’s too late.

About the author

Tash McAdam is a Welsh Canadian author of several books for young people, including Blood Sport in the Orca Soundings line and The Psionics series (Nine Star Press). Tash identifies as trans and queer and uses the neutral pronoun they. They teach high school English and computer science and have a couple of black belts in karate. They live in Vancouver.

 

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Awards

  • Commended, A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection

Editorial Reviews

“Readers looking for a fast-paced and exciting perilous romance will come away satisfied.”

Kirkus Reviews

“Recommended to readers who enjoy realistic fiction…LGBTQ+ students, especially those who identify as trans, may see themselves reflected in the characters. Recommended.”

CM: Canadian Review of Materials

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