Subject to Change

Subject to Change

Book - 2017
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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.
Publisher: [Victoria, BC] :, Orca Book Publishers,, ©2017.
ISBN: 9781459811461
Branch Call Number: YA NES
Characteristics: 276 pages ; 22 cm


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Feb 25, 2018

Incredible going through this journey with Declan, the main character. After his parents got divorced and not having any contact with his father for 5 years whatsoever, he still can’t process the reason why his parents got the divorce in the first place. Having many troubles at home with having to deal with his older brother who has been greatly affected by the split up and having his teen sister become pregnant, he has a hard time at home since his mom worries about his brother more, seeing Declan as a good child. Due to Declan’s lack of commitment in school work, he needs to get a peer tutor who may have changed Declan’s life for the better. Fully diving in and understanding what Declan is going through and how he was impacted by these events will have the reader viewing things in a different way. This book had me on an emotional roller coaster, confused in the beginning however after everything connects together like a puzzle, understanding how events such as the one in the book can greatly impact their lives. A very well written novel I would recommend. 4/5
- @booklover327 of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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