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Author Hasiuk, Brenda, 1968- author.

Title Swan dive / Brenda Hasiuk.

Publication Info. Toronto ; Berkeley : Groundwood Books : House of Anansi Press, 2019.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Talcott Free LD New YA - TFLY-11  YA HAS    AVAILABLE
Description 184 pages ; 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Summary "Refugees from the Bosnian War, Lazar's family flees the Siege of Sarajevo and arrives in Winnipeg in the early 1990s. Despite various mini dramas unfolding at home, the bitter cold and a strange city and country, Lazar manages to find a place for himself at school, largely by making friends with Elle, a sassy, outspoken girl who divides her time between living with her hoarder mother and her hippie father, Jimmy, who lives in British Columbia. But as two geeky loners, Elle and Lazar are happy in their own bubble of friendship, especially after they form a pop duo and dream of making it big on Star Search. Soon Lazar's desperate escape out of Sarajevo seems far away, even as the trauma of his broken homeland looms large with his family at home. Then Elle comes back from Vancouver after a summer at Jimmy's, and things are different. They're in high school, Elle has lost weight and blossomed into popularity, while Lazar remains small, skinny and forgettable. She seems to have forgotten all about their singing plans and starts spending time with a new kid, Ivan. Lazar is unmoored and filled with new longings--for Elle, for Ivan, for a sense that he belongs somewhere. His mother and older sisters worry about his health, that he's so thin, that he's not interested in sports, even though the doctors can't find anything wrong. And then, in an impulsive moment, Lazar tells Ivan that he's seriously ill. And with this one reckless lie he suddenly gets--and loses--everything he thought he wanted."-- Provided by publisher.
Form Issued also in electronic format.
Subject Bosnians -- Canada -- Juvenile fiction.
Refugees -- Bosnia and Herzegovina -- Juvenile fiction.
Immigrants -- Cultural assimilation -- Canada -- Juvenile fiction.
Friendship -- Juvenile fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Refugees -- Fiction.
Bosnians. (OCoLC)fst00836793
Friendship. (OCoLC)fst00935174
Immigrants -- Cultural assimilation. (OCoLC)fst00967721
Refugees. (OCoLC)fst01092797
Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) -- History -- Siege, 1992-1996 -- Juvenile fiction.
Winnipeg (Man.) -- Juvenile fiction.
Bosnia and Herzegovina. (OCoLC)fst01212749
Bosnia and Herzegovina -- Sarajevo. (OCoLC)fst01309991
Canada. (OCoLC)fst01204310
Manitoba -- Winnipeg. (OCoLC)fst01205803
Genre/Form Young adult fiction.
Young adult works. (OCoLC)fst01726790
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Juvenile works. (OCoLC)fst01411637
Other Form: Hasiuk, Brenda, 1968- Swan dive./. Toronto : Groundwood Books, 2019 (CaOONL)20189041862
Online version: Hasiuk, Brenda, 1968- Swan dive. Toronto : Groundwood Books, 2019 177306147X 9781773061474 (OCoLC)1080219278
ISBN 9781773061467 (hardcover)
1773061461 (hardcover)

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