Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 11 to 15
- Grade: 6 to 10
At any age having friends can be challenging, but during the preteen years it can be brutal. Journalist Trevor J. Adams was eleven when he found out the hard way that even the tightest friendships can fall apart in seconds.
Every year the highlight of Adams’ summer was the one-week camp that he attended with his family. But this year was special: he would get to introduce his summer camp buddies to his new, super cool friend Jeremy. Of course, he had no idea the meeting would go so drastically wrong. In an effort to fit in Jeremy systematically turns each of Adams’ friends against him, leaving Adams all alone.
The Summer It All Went Wrong is a story of friends turning to bullies and realising that some friendships just can’t be saved.
Twenty per cent of proceeds go to Adams’ chosen charity, ARK, a Halifax non-profit that helps the homeless.
About the author
A Nova Scotia native, Trevor J. Adams grew up in Digby County, moving to Halifax in 1994 to study journalism at the University of King’s College. He’s been living and writing in the city ever since. Currently, he’s the editor of Halifax Magazine and senior editor with Metro Guide Publishing, where he oversees an editorial department that creates some fifteen different titles. In 2014, he was short-listed for the Editors’ Association of Canada’s Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence. In 2012, he published Long Shots: The Curious Story of the Four Maritime Teams That Played For the Stanley Cup (Nimbus), his first solo book. In 2004, he co-authored the biography Today’s Joe Howe and in 2008, he co-authored Atlantic Canada’s 100 Greatest Books.