Bad Boy

Bad Boy

Written by: Wieler, Diana
ages 13 and up / grades 8 and up

Hockey is the only game worth playing in the rough-and-tumble prairie town of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. When sixteen-year-old A.J. Brandiosa makes the Triple A team of his dreams, he can hardly believe that his life is finally coming together.

And then it falls apart. A.J. makes an unexpected discovery about his best friend and teammate, Tulsa Brown, and he can't keep his rage and fear from spilling onto the ice. An aggressive defenseman is becoming a violent one…

An explosive novel by award-winning author Diana Wieler that looks honestly at teenage sexuality and the world of amateur hockey.

Hockey is the only game worth playing in the rough-and-tumble prairie town of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. When sixteen-year-old A.J. Brandiosa makes the Triple A team of his dreams, he can hardly believe that his life is finally coming together.

And then it falls apart. A.J. makes an unexpected discovery about his best friend and teammate, Tulsa Brown, and he can't keep his rage and fear from spilling onto the ice. An aggressive defenseman is becoming a violent one…

An explosive novel by award-winning author Diana Wieler that looks honestly at teenage sexuality and the world of amateur hockey.

Published By Groundwood Books Ltd — Mar 1, 1990
Specifications 196 pages | 5 in x 7.5 in
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Excerpt
Written By Diana Wieler is the winner of the Governor General's Award, the Mr. Christie's Book Award, the Canadian Library Association's Young Adult Canadian Book Award and the Ruth Schwartz Award. She lives in Winnipeg.
Audience ages 13 and up / grades 8 and up
Reading Levels Lexile HL570L

Winner, Governor General's Literary Awards: Text, 1989

Winner, IBBY Honor List, 1989

Winner, Ruth Schwartz Award, 1989

Winner, CLA Young Adult Canadian Book Award, 1990

“Combining scenes of raw emotional intensity with exciting hockey action, Bad Boy is one of those rare sports novels that appeals to teenagers on both sides of the gender gap.” —Amazon.ca

Winner — Governor General's Literary Awards: Text

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