Caterpillars Can't Swim

Caterpillars Can't Swim

by Liane Shaw


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For sixteen-year-old Ryan, the water is where he finds freedom from his wheelchair. But he never imagined he would become his small town's hero by saving his schoolmate, Jack, from drowning. For Jack, disappearing into the river seemed better than living through one more day of high school, where he is dogged by rumors about being gay. When Ryan invites Jack on a trip to Comic Con with his best friend Cody, the captain of the swim team, the three boys make an unlikely combination. This trip will give them the chance to go against the stereotypes the world wants to define them by.

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ISBN-13: 9781772600537
Publisher: Second Story Press
Publication date: 03/06/2018
Pages: 246
Sales rank: 1,184,346
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Liane Shaw was an educator for more than twenty-five years and has been a parent for over thirty. She has long been a passionate advocate for the rights of youth facing a variety of physical, emotional and academic challenges. All six of her YA novels, along with her teaching memoir, present a diverse array of stories based on young people she has had the honor to know both at home and in the classroom. Liane lives in the Ottawa Valley. For more information, visit

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