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Subject to Change
By author: Karen Nesbitt
Selling Points: homosexuality, delinquency, alcohol abuse, brothers, the Holocaust, homophobia, high school, poverty, loyalty
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: Feb/28/2017
Pages: 288
Fiction Ages 12+
Price:  $14.95
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Declan's life in small-town Quebec is defined by his parents' divorce, his older brother's delinquency and his own lackluster performance at school, which lands him with a tutor he calls Little Miss Perfect. He likes his job at the local ice rink, and he has a couple of good buddies, but his father's five-year absence is a constant source of pain and anger. When he finds out the truth about his parents' divorce, he is forced to reconsider everything he has believed about his family and himself.
CM Magazine - March 20, 2017
"Vividly illustrates the confusion, elation, pain, and self-doubt typical of adolescence. Nesbitt does a great job of personalizing issues such as homosexuality, divorce, substance abuse, racism, and poverty...It is touching to see how [Declan's] character develops and changes...All in all, Subject to Change is a gritty, touching, well-told story with great character development."
Resource Links - February 15, 2017
"This is a realistically portrayed segment of the teenage population that is under represented in literature. The author...seems to have significant insight to the adolescent characters."
School Library Journal - January 2, 2017
"Nesbitt has crafted a sensitive portrait of a teen's uncertain relationship with a gay parent...Fans of John Corey Whaley and John Green will enjoy this realistic young adult story."



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