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Fiction Ages 12+
Pages: 144
Themes: sports injury, disability, paralysis, future goals, surfing
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 28/Jan/2020
Fry Reading Level: 3.7
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Nick was used to being good at everything. Hockey, football, track, they all came easy to him. Surfing was his latest passion. That is, until the accident.  Now partially paralyzed, Nick is angry, depressed and getting far too fond of his prescription meds. But his frequent visits to his physiotherapist, a Syrian refugee, and a budding friendship with a partial amputee who has also experienced firsthand the horrors of war help him start to piece his life back together.  A story about overcoming the odds and changing your life for the better.

Kirkus Reviews
“An accessible and engaging read...A realistic exploration of post-trauma life and the power of friendships with appeal for reluctant readers.”
CM: Canadian Review of Materials
“This story is simple, but it contains much food for thought. Such a short book needs to be impeccably structured to keep from being one-dimensional, and Choyce achieves this task admirably.”

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