When You Get the Chance by Tom Ryan audiobook

When You Get the Chance

By  Tom Ryan and  Robin Stevenson
Read by Emily Lawrence  and Vikas Adam

Blackstone Publishing 9780762495009

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200755882

  • ISBN: 9798200755875

  • ISBN: 9798200755899

Runtime: 6.91 Hours
Category: Fiction/Coming-of-Age
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A BuzzFeed Books Pick of LGBTQ+ Books for Spring

A Bustle Pick of This Week's Must-Read Books

Follow cousins on a road trip to Pride as they dive into family secrets and friendships.

As kids, Mark and his cousin Talia spent many happy summers together at the family cottage in Ontario, Canada, but a fight between their parents put an end to the annual event. Living on opposite coasts—Mark in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Talia in Victoria, British Columbia—they haven’t seen each other in years. When their grandfather dies unexpectedly, Mark and Talia find themselves reunited at the cottage again, cleaning it out while the family decides what to do with it.

Mark and Talia are both queer, but they soon realize that’s about all they have in common, other than the fact that they would both prefer to be in Toronto. Talia is desperate to see her high school sweetheart Erin, who’s barely been in touch since leaving to spend the summer working at a coffee shop in the Gay Village. Mark, on the other hand, is just looking for some fun, and the renowned “Pride Toronto” festival and parade seems like the perfect place to find it.

When a series of complications throws everything up in the air, Mark and Talia—with Mark’s little sister Paige in tow—decide to hit the road for Toronto. With a bit of luck, and some help from a series of unexpected new friends, they might just make it to the big city and find what they’re looking for. That is, if they can figure out how to start seeing things through each other’s eyes.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Varying articulations of young queer identity are discussed with aplomb; Talia’s broader awareness of gender diversity and systemic inequity opens Mark’s eyes as a privileged cisgender white boy…A solidly entertaining trip through Canada’s queer history and one family’s difficult secrets.” School Library Journal
“Talia and Mark…seem caught between a queer history that they don’t quite understand and a queer future that they are trying to create…This book is packed full of teaching moments…for example, explaining ‘they/them’ pronouns yet again.” Kirkus Reviews
“While presenting a variety of LGBTQ concepts, including historical context and cultural change, Ryan and Stevenson give their credibly written teens familiar challenges while Paige delves into a family mystery, offering the story a layer of drama and intrigue. A fun, thought-provoking tale.” Publishers Weekly
“The honesty about privilege! The snappy dialogue! The multi-generational queerness and recognition of queer history and culture! The rainbows! I love this Canadian Pride road trip!” Alex Gino, author of George
“A heart-warming story about love and friendship and family. I love this book!” Mason Deaver, author of I Wish You All the Best
“A lovely and thoughtful story about family, community, and what comes next in a young person’s life. A wonderful addition to young adult literature.” Sara Farizan, author of Here to Stay
“A stunning duet about the messiness, history, and beauty of both family and queerness.” Lev Rosen, author of Jack of Hearts (and other parts)

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Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Tom Ryan

Author Bio: Tom Ryan

Tom Ryan is the award-winning author of several books for children and teens. His debut novel, Way to Go, was a nominee for the OLA White Pine Award and made the 2013 ALA Rainbow List, as well as YALSA’s 2013 Quick Picks, with positive reviews from Publishers Weekly, Quill & Quire, and VOYA. His follow-up, Tag Along, received numerous glowing reviews from Kirkus, VOYA, and School Library Journal and was nominated for a number of awards and distinctions. Born and raised in Inverness, Nova Scotia, he lives in Halifax with his husband and their awesome dog.

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Author Bio: Robin Stevenson

Author Bio: Robin Stevenson

Robin Stevenson is an award-winning author of books for kids and teens, including Kid Activists. Her writing has been translated into several languages and published in more than ten countries. She lives with her family on the west coast of Canada.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Coming-of-Age
Runtime: 6.91
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English