A Test of Loyalty
I highly recommend you have your teens read A Test of Loyalty by Laurie Stewart." Gale
Isolation: you can feel alone in the most crowded places.
Change: it’s the only thing you can count on.
Loyalty: who deserves yours?
Told in first person, this is the story of three teenagers growing up in Mechanicsville, a bad neighbourhood in Canada’s capital.
Surrounded by drugs, poverty, sexual assault and peer pressure. Divided by race, religion, and distrust. When the unthinkable happens, what changes can they survive?
Nominated for the Frank Hedji Award
Ages 14+ Warning: sexual situations, strong language, drug use