True to You

From the Series Lorimer Real Love

  • Interest Level: Grade 9 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

After a fight at school leaves him expelled, Jorge Gomez starts training to become a pro wrestler and finds that he has the talent to make it a promising career. At his first wrestling show, he meets Thom, who is from a politically active upper middle-class family—and opposites attract. Before he knows it, Jorge has his first boyfriend. But he soon finds himself up against the ropes when he adopts a flamboyantly gay “bad guy” wrestling persona, and Thom accuses him of promoting homophobia. Jorge has to find a way to be true to himself as a successful gay athlete to save his career and his relationship.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-45941-269-9
$27.99 $20.99
978-1-45941-255-2
$8.99 $8.99
Interest Level Grade 9 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Fiction, High/Low, Young Adult
Subject Diversity
Copyright 2019
Publisher Lorimer & Company, Ltd.
Imprint Lorimer Children & Teens
Language English
Number of Pages 184
Publication Date 2018-08-01
BISACS YAF058040, YAF014000, YAF052040
Dimensions 5.25 x 7.5
Lexile 550
Features Author/Illustrator biography and Reviewed

Reviews

VOYA

“[H]elp to broaden the range of experiences represented in the romance genre, moving beyond the white, heterosexual characters normally seen. This series is worth consideration in young adult collections.”—VOYA

Booklist Online

“This volume in the Real Love series successfully uses a high/low format that will appeal to reluctant readers as well as wrestling fans.”—Booklist

Author: Tony Correia

Tony Correia is an author, columnist, and blogger. He has worked as a waiter, bartender, bouncer, barista, receptionist, and a technical writer for a software company. He lives in Vancouver, BC.