When Alex Beekman and his twin sister, Rita, move to town, Alex threatens sixteen-year-old Todd O'Connor's position on the varsity soccer team, as well as that of Randy Tovitch, the star striker. Randy starts a name-calling campaign, calling Alex "a fag" in order to force him from the team. As team members choose sides, Todd faces the loss of his girlfriend and learns a painful family secret from his beloved uncle. Will Todd cave in to peer pressure-or will he get off the fence and find a way to "do the right thing?" Selected for the ALA list of "Books for the Reluctant Reader."
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Liza Ketchum's books for young readers include the popular serialized novel, Orphan Journey Home. Twelve Days in August, the third book in her quartet of young adult novels, is the prequel to Blue Coyote, a Lamda Book Award finalist. Recent non-fiction titles are Into a New Country, and The Gold Rush. She teaches in Vermont College's MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults.
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Book Description Backinprint.com, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110595331882
Book Description Backinprint.com, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0595331882