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The Resource Caterpillars can't swim, by Liane Shaw

Caterpillars can't swim, by Liane Shaw

Label
Caterpillars can't swim
Title
Caterpillars can't swim
Statement of responsibility
by Liane Shaw
Title variation
Caterpillars cant swim
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Two boys look to the water for escape, but for very different reasons. For sixteen-year-old Ryan, the water is where he finds his freedom. Ever since childhood, when he realized that he would never walk like other people, he has loved the water where gravity is no longer his enemy. But he never imagined he would become his small town's hero by saving a schoolmate from drowning. Jack is also attracted to the water, but for him it's the promise of permanent escape. Disappearing altogether seems better than living through one more day of high school where he is dogged by rumors about his sexuality. He's terrified that coming out will alienate him from everyone in town - and crush his adoring mother. Ryan saves Jack's life, but he also keeps his secret. Their bond leads to a grudging friendship, and an unexpected road-trip to Comic Con with Ryan's best friend Cody, the captain of the swim team. The unlikely trio ends up subverting preconceptions and prejudices of their own and of those around them."--
Summary
Two boys look to the water for escape, but for very different reasons. For sixteen-year-old Ryan, the water is where he finds his freedom. Ever since he realized that he would never walk like other people, he has loved the water where gravity is no longer his enemy. But he never imagined he would become his small town's hero by saving a schoolmate from drowning..
Character
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Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10613846
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shaw, Liane
Dewey number
jC813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 8
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • People with disabilities
  • Closeted gays
  • Suicidal behavior
  • Secrecy
  • Water
  • Friendship
  • Prejudices
  • Closeted gays
  • Friendship
  • People with disabilities
  • Prejudices
  • Secrecy
  • Suicidal behavior
  • Water
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Caterpillars can't swim, by Liane Shaw
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn985966063
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781772600537
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)985966063
Label
Caterpillars can't swim, by Liane Shaw
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn985966063
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781772600537
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)985966063

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