Orca Soundings One More Step
by Sheree Fitch
"No. It's not okay. You're not going." He used the voice.
"Excuse me?" "You can't tell me what to do!"
"Oh yes I can—I'm your father!"
Julian finds it is not always blood that determines true family.
Fourteen-year-old Julian's parents separated when he was a baby and he is still angry and hurt. His mother has had relationships since—all of which have ended disastrously—but this time it seems serious. Jean-Paul looks like he might be the real thing. Julian is wary—and critical—as he comes to terms with the fact that he and his brother may have to let down their defences and allow their mother to find happiness. On a road trip with his mother and her new beau, Julian finds that love—and happiness—come in many guises. In the end, he realizes that it is not blood that determines true family, but the willingness to stand together.
Number of Pages: 128
Format: Soft Cover
Lexile Level: 400L
Reading Level: 2
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers