The Resource Synchro boy, Shannon McFerran

Synchro boy, Shannon McFerran

Label
Synchro boy
Title
Synchro boy
Statement of responsibility
Shannon McFerran
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Sixteen-year-old Bart Lively desperately wants to feel comfortable in his own skin. Sure, he's a competitive swimmer, but being a jock doesn't mean he isn't the target of gay jokes, and the macho culture of his swim club is wearing him down. At the same time, he becomes drawn to the art and athleticism of synchronized swimming, the idea of the human form moving to music under water. So he jumps at the opportunity to become the first boy on the synchro swimming team, even if it means others start questioning his masculinity even more. He starts finding himself attracted to his teammate Erika, and when she asks Bart to swim with her in a brand new event, the mixed duet, he commits to taking them all the way to the Olympics. But Bart's difficulty at achieving the skills he needs, and Erika's sudden decision to quit the duet, threaten to derail his dream and kill what made the sport so liberating and alluring in the first place. And it doesn't help that as he falls in love with Erika, he's falling in lust with her enemy and synchro rival Chelsea... not to mention Dave, a cute boy in the diving club. Ultimately, Bart will have to give in to his intuition that leads him to realize there are many ways to be a boy. If he doesn't, he'll not only lose his friendship with Erika, but his new Olympic dream--and the joy he feels as he dances in the deep
Summary
Bart is a teenaged boy drawn to synchronized swimming, which puts his masculinity into question—and worse, his own expectations.--
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Perseus Publishing
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10739257
Cataloging source
BT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McFerran, Shannon
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 10
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Synchronized swimming
  • Bisexual teenagers
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Sexual minorities
  • Young adult fiction
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Synchro boy, Shannon McFerran
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9781551527444
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Synchro boy, Shannon McFerran
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9781551527444
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print

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