title & author: winger by andrew smith
series: winger #1
published by simon & schuster on may 14th, 2013
genres: contemporary, coming of age, lgbtq
format: kindle edition
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ryan dean west is a fourteen-year-old junior at a boarding school for rich kids. he’s living in opportunity hall, the dorm for troublemakers, and rooming with the biggest bully on the rugby team. and he’s madly in love with his best friend annie, who thinks of him as a little boy.
with the help of his sense of humor, rugby buddies, and his penchant for doodling comics, ryan dean manages to survive life’s complications and even find some happiness along the way. but when the unthinkable happens, he has to figure out how to hold on to what’s important, even when it feels like everything has fallen apart.