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    Alan Cumyn
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    Groundwood Books (March 26, 2013)
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    272 pages
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Stan ran into the gym in his street clothes and his old runners.

Stan ran into the gym in his street clothes and his old runners. Balls bounced everywhere, arced toward quiet hoops. Most of the JV team from last year was there, and the ten returning seniors, and plenty of others. Just as Stan had thought, the gym was full of sweaty guys up too early, trying too hard, to fill just two spots. Karl Brolin, Jamie Hartleman and the others had commandeered the south hoop. Like this was their private.

Stan is an intense sixteen-year-old loner who desperately wants to make the junior varsity basketball team.

The book I finished is Tilt by Alan Cumyn. When I got this book at the school library, it’s under sports when it should be love instead. Anyways this book focuses on a boy named Stan.

Winner of the Mr. Christie's Book Award and the Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award. Owen Skye is skinny and quiet and has big ears. He does everything (just about) his older brother, Andy, says, while trying to stay one step ahead of little brother Leonard, who has now started school and is becoming smart at an alarming pace. Nominated for the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children Award and the TD Children's Literature Award. Stan is an intense sixteen-year-old loner who desperately wants to make the junior varsity basketball team.

Alan Cumyn has written many highly acclaimed novels for both children and adults

Alan Cumyn has written many highly acclaimed novels for both children and adults. He teaches in the MFA program at Vermont College of Fine Arts and is a past chair of the Writers’ Union of Canada. The Horn Book Magazine. Shipping: US$ . 9 Within . Destination, rates & speeds.

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Alan Cumyn's young adult novel is about figuring out who you are, what you want and what you can change. Published by Groundwood Books. CBC Books · CBC · Posted: Mar 01, 2017 1:13 PM ET Last Updated: March 2, 2017. The only thing Stan wants is to make his high school basketball team until he meets Janine. Janine is a distraction from Stan's crazy home life with his distant mother, her difficult boyfriend and his hell-raising little sister.

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Stan is an intense sixteen-year-old loner who desperately wants to make the junior varsity basketball team. And it seems that he may be about to do so, until he’s blindsided by the unexpected attentions of Janine Igwash. Suddenly Stan is no longer thinking about jump shots. Instead he is obsessed with Janine’s spiky hair, her milky white shoulders, and the mysterious little tattoo at the base of her neck, not to mention the heat of her breath, her dark eyes, wide hips and . . .Sometimes Stan’s imagination runs so wild he wonders whether he might be going crazy. That would be par for the course given his home life. His mother is dating the feckless Gary, and his little sister — designated gifted, but a holy terror — is acting out. Then Stan’s father arrives on the scene with Stan’s four-year-old half brother, and things become truly insane.

How could anyone not love TILT? A good humored coming-of-age story from a young man's point of view as he begins to face the world sexually and discover who he really is. Cumyn's style as always is thoughtful. humorous, and highly engaging, not to mention SO authentic to a young man's mindset.
I wasn't expecting much from this book, but it was great! A lot of YA books like this can read like a bad episode of 90210. If Cumyn keeps this up I'll put him on my list of must read YA books, like those from John Green.

Stan's life changed five years ago when his dad walked out on them. Now it's about to change again over Janine, a spiky haired girl with a tattoo who people say is a lesbian. But if she is, why is she paying attention to him? All this confusion is compounded when his dad reappears at the front door with a four-year-old half-brother in tow.

Stan's narration of this brief period of his life is spot on. His confusion over Janine and the stupid things he does while trying to figure her out are both painful and humorous because they are so true. Their relationship moves hard and fast like so many relationships do at that time and Cumyn pulls no punches in describing it.

When it comes to the family drama, it plays out like a bad soap opera, but one that is happening to you and making you shake your head wondering how on earth this could be happening to you. I don't think anyone could help but be reminded about some strange time in their own family when they read this book.

Overall a great read, honest, funny, and touching.
--Reviewed by Samantha Boyette, Author of Morning Rising--
TILT is one of the very best books I've read in the last few months. I adored protagonist Stan's voice, and fully bought into his issues with his family as well as his desires to: connect with a very unusual girl named Janine, and play basketball. Also, Cumyn has such a light touch with the narrative that I believed completely Stan's take on the darker, heavier issues this story raises. I could go on and on, but I don't want to spoil a second of anyone's read. Simply put, this book is that good, and better, that satisfying!
True. Gritty. Extremely well-written. This book is for smart teenagers who are not afraid of harsh, true feelings.