Winger

Winger

4.04 (22,401 ratings by Goodreads)
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Description

A teen at boarding school grapples with life, love, and rugby in a heartbreakingly funny novel.

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.

Filled with hand-drawn infographics and illustrations and told in a pitch-perfect voice, this realistic depiction of a teen's experience strikes an exceptional balance of hilarious and heartbreaking.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 448 pages
  • 147 x 211 x 41mm | 499g
  • New York, NY, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 1442444924
  • 9781442444928
  • 52,783

Review quote

You're not going to find futuristic fantasies or superpowers in Andrew Smith's young adult novel Winger. Fourteen-year-old Ryan Dean West's life at a boarding school for the wealthy is by all accounts ordinary -- he has an unrequited crush on his female best friend, and he has to share a room with his rugby team's biggest bully -- but that's also Winger''s appeal.-- "CNN.com"
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Rating details

22,401 ratings
4.04 out of 5 stars
5 44% (9,811)
4 31% (6,918)
3 15% (3,430)
2 6% (1,292)
1 4% (950)
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