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Bad Boy

Written by Diana Wieler

For students in grades - 8 | Published March 01, 1990 | ISBN 9781554980680

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196 pages
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About this book

Bad Boy

Diana Wieler

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.

About the Author

Diana Wieler

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. Her most recent book, Drive, won the McNally Robinson Award. She lives in Winnipeg.

Awards and Praise
  • 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