by David Skuy
Terrified of being targeted by bullies for being overweight, Lionel tries to go through Grade 8 attracting as little notice as possible. But he discovers something about himself: he’s fast. And Lionel takes up running. That leads to joining a running group, and being recruited for the school track team. But being on the track team and getting more attention brings him closer to the bullies he’s been avoiding, and makes him a target.
Ages: 10 to 13
Publication Date: March 24, 2017
JUV032210 JUVENILE FICTION / Sports & Recreation / Track & Field
JUV039060 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship
JUV039230 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Bullying
Format: Trade Paperback
Size: 5" x 8"
Nominated, 2018 Red Maple Fiction Award
Nominated, 2019 Manitoba Young Reader's Choice Award
“Lionel’s stumbling steps will be an inspiration for anyone looking to start down a new path … [his] determination to go the distance will inspire others to take their marks.”
— Kirkus Reviews
“A must-read for all.” ****/4
— CM Magazine