Hook Up

by Kim Firmston

A realistic, unflinching look at teen pregnancy - from the guy's perspective
Cody Manywounds's intentions are good, but it seems that every time he makes one little mistake, he gets caught. He got into some serious trouble with his friends a while ago, but since then, things have been looking up -- his grades are good, his girlfriend is hot, and the escape to university (and more girls) is just around the corner. Then it all comes crashing down with a single text message: "I'm pregnant. Call me. :)" When Cody's girlfriend decides to get an abortion, he finds himself dealing with conflicting emotions -- and discovers how little a say he is given in the matter.

About the Author

KIM FIRMSTON is a writer and creative writing instructor in Calgary, AB. Her short story "Life Before War" was shortlisted for the 2008 CBC Literary Awards. She is also the author of the SideStreets novel Schizo, a Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Books for Kids and Teens starred selection. This is her second book for teens.


"powerful, well written, and suspenseful with characters that are appealing, convincing and complex."
Christine McFarlane, First Perspective
"The characters jump off the page, energetically engaging the reader... The dialogue between them is up-to-date, sharp and realistic"
Joan Marshall, CM: Canadian Review of Materials
"A powerful portrayal... Teens will appreciate Firmston's honesty and use of realistic language... confronts aboriginal stereotypes with skill and insight." Rated G-E, Good to Excellent!
Angela Thompson, Resource Links


One of the Year's Best for 2012 -- Resource Links
Best Books for Kids & Teens -- Canadian Children's Book Centre

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