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Following cousins on a road trip to Pride as they dive into family secrets and friendships, When You Get the Chance is a contemporary YA novel, perfect for fans of David Levithan and Becky Albertalli, and for readers looking for a story of friendship and family.

As kids, Mark and his cousin Talia spent many happy summers together at the family cottage in Ontario, but a
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Hardcover, 272 pages
Expected publication: May 5th 2020 by Running Press Kids
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Kai
Oct 03, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: queer, to-buy
doesn't it fill you with eternal happiness seeing how fiercely and unapologetically GAY queer covers look these days?
Sam
Jul 21, 2019 marked it as to-read
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“super queer, super Canadian”
Say no more. I’m in.
Anna (RattleTheShelves)
***Thank you Netgalley for providing a free eARC***

This book was exactly what I expected: a fast, fun, queer read. What I didn't expect was that it's also Canadian (I imagine there is a hint on the cover... and in the description) which made it all the better because Canadian books are always more relatable than American. (That's why we insist that Canada is a honorary European country)

It's told from two POVs: Mark, a gay high school senior from Halifax (and honestly a bit of a self-absorbed
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Caleb Roehrig
I can already tell this is a book I’ll be bringing up for a long time, because I feel like I’ve got too much to say to put my thoughts together coherently. It’s about all the ways in which queerness is a unique and personal experience, but also about how it unites and creates community out of diverse identities. It celebrates queer history, and it celebrates queer modernity, and it captures the beauty of what it means to be born under the rainbow.
Amy
Nov 09, 2019 marked it as to-read
I am honestly living for this cover
*heart eyes*
InLouOfEverything
Aug 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ownvoice, lgbtq
I am beyond excited about this Canadian road trip! I am looking forward to reading this book with a dear friend. We have already decided that we will each begin by only reading through one character at a time, and comparing the story as we go. She will be reading Talia's perspective and I, Mark's.
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Tom Ryan is the author of several books for young readers. He has been nominated for several awards, and two of his young adult novels, Way to Go and Tag Along, were chosen for the ALA Rainbow List, in 2013 and 2014. He was a 2017 Lambda Literary Fellow in Young Adult Fiction. Tom, his husband, and their dog currently divide their time between Toronto and Nova Scotia.