Gloria, an impulsive, naïve and likeable teen with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), tries to keep her family together while their mother's addictions threaten a move to foster care. Willa,
Gloria, an impulsive, naïve and likeable teen with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), tries to keep her family together while their mother's addictions threaten a move to foster care. Willa, an older teen with a learning disability (LD), wants to play in a rock band where her gifts truly shine, but her mother's controlling and perfectionistic personality — and Willa's increasingly abusive boyfriend — cause her unhappiness. When Gloria and Willa are partnered in a school club, they soon come to appreciate and depend on each other in a world that at times seems counter to their dreams.
This is the 5th book in Lorna Shultz Nicholson's One-2-One series about a diverse group of fictional teens connected through a Best Buddies high-school program.
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Lorna Schultz Nicholson has published children's picture books, middle grade fiction, YA fiction, and non-fiction hockey books. Her books have been nominated for many awards and are often on the CCBC Best Books for Kids and Teens. The first four books in her One-2-One series were all nominated for the Red Maple Forest of Reading award. She is also the author of the new young adult novel, When You Least Expect It.
A frequent presenter in schools, Lorna also speaks at writing workshops and conferences. Lorna lives in Edmonton with her husband, and the quirky dog she rescued from Mexico.