Written by Diana Wieler
Publication Date March 01, 1990
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.
Winner of the Governor General's Literary Awards: Text 1989
Winner of the IBBY Honor List 1989
Winner of the Ruth Schwartz Award 1989
Winner of the CLA Young Adult Canadian Book Award 1990
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.