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Declan's life in small-town Quebec is defined by his parents' divorce, his older brother's delinquency and his own lackluster performance at school, which lands him with a tutor he calls Little Miss...
Declan's life in small-town Quebec is defined by his parents' divorce, his older brother's delinquency and his own lackluster performance at school, which lands him with a tutor he calls Little Miss...
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  • Declan's life in small-town Quebec is defined by his parents' divorce, his older brother's delinquency and his own lackluster performance at school, which lands him with a tutor he calls Little Miss Perfect. He likes his job at the local ice rink, and he has a couple of good buddies, but his father's five-year absence is a constant source of pain and anger. When he finds out the truth about his parents' divorce, he is forced to reconsider everything he has believed about his family and himself.

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  • Karen Nesbitt works as a high school counselor near Montreal, Quebec. The mother of two teenagers, Karen spends most of her days immersed in teen culture. She lives with her husband and children in Pierrefonds, Quebec. Subject to Change is Karen's debut novel

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  • School Library Journal

    February 1, 2017

    Gr 10 Up-In Nesbitt's debut novel, readers come face-to-face with Declan, a teen living in Quebec and coping with major family issues. Told through Declan's point of view, the narrative is somewhat slow-paced until the reason behind Declan's parents' split is revealed: his father cheated with another man. With his family life further challenged by his older brother Seamus's bullying attitude toward him, Declan is at a breaking point, receiving so many detentions at school that he is forced to undergo tutoring. He's paired with Leah, who turns out not to be the "Little Miss Perfect" he assumed she was all along. Writing in mature language, Nesbitt has crafted a sensitive portrait of a teen's uncertain relationship with a gay parent, as well as a family dealing with the aftermath of an affair. As Declan spends time with Leah and her grandmother, Bubby, a Holocaust survivor, his perspective changes a bit, allowing him to give his father another chance.

    Copyright 2017 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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