Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 272 pages, 8.2 × 5.46 × 0.7 in
Published: August 27, 2013
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0385678347
ISBN - 13: 9780385678346
From the Publisher
Two-time Governor General''s Award nominee Teresa Toten is back
with a compulsively readable new book for teens!
When Adam meets Robyn at a support group for kids coping with
obsessive-compulsive disorder, he is drawn to her almost before he
can take a breath. He''s determined to protect and defend her--to
play Batman to her Robyn--whatever the cost. But when you''re
fourteen and the everyday problems of dealing with divorced parents
and step-siblings are supplemented by the challenges of OCD, it''s
hard to imagine yourself falling in love. How can you have a
"normal" relationship when your life is so fraught with problems?
And that''s not even to mention the small matter of those
threatening letters Adam''s mother has started to receive . .
Teresa Toten sets some tough and topical issues against the
backdrop of a traditional whodunit in this engaging new novel that
readers will find hard to put down.
"A compassionate, funny, heartwarming story about a band of
misfit teens-It''s One Flew Over the Cuckoo''s
Nest for the YA set."
-Susin Nielsen, Governor General's Award-winning author of
The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen
Praise for The Taming
"Walters and Toten offer an unflinching look at the dark side of
young love that is both believable and--importantly--entertaining."
-Quill & Quire (starred review)
"Emotional manipulation, fights, making up, sex, abuse--it''s all
here in one fast read. This collaborative work is bound to catch
the attention of teens and fans of books that look beyond the fluff
and sparkle of so many teen romances."