- Imprint: James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
- Publication Date: 8 February 2022
- Copyright Year: 2022
- ISBN: 9781459416727
- Page Count: 176
- Dimensions: 5.5" x 8.5"
- Interest ages: 13-18
- Reading level: Grade 2
A teen novel about pregnancy denial.
"…confronts significant contemporary issues in a narrative that never flags. Recommended for high school libraries." — School Library Journal
It’s Nova’s final year of high school and everything is on track for an amazing year. She’s going to ace all her studies and go on to be a doctor. She’s got a spot on the swim team. And she’s in love for the first time — with Leo, the captain of the swim team.
But things don’t turn out quite like Nova had planned. As her relationship with Leo intensifies, so does her obsession with him and her jealousy over his so-called friendship with another girl. The tighter she tries to hold on to him, the more he seems to pull away. The constant worry about the future of their relationship sends Nova spiralling into depression. Even she can’t believe how badly she’s handling things now. But could there be another reason for it, one she doesn’t even want to admit to herself?
About the Author
LORNA SCHULTZ NICHOLSON has written picture books, middle grade, YA Fiction and non-fiction. She was nominated for the Forest of Reading award five years in a row. She has also been nominated for many other Canadian awards (MYRCA, Willow Awards, Alberta Literary, Red Cedar, Hackmatack), and her books are often on the CCBC Best Books for Kids and Teens list. Lorna loves author visits, and presents all over Canada, instilling her love of reading and writing! She lives in Edmonton, Alberta.
…confronts significant contemporary issues in a narrative that never flags. Recommended for high school libraries.
Denial becomes a heavy but relatable story of first loves and school stresses with a touch of family drama.
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