In a Heartbeat
From the Series Lorimer Real Love
Seventeen-year-old Lucien has a supportive family in Toronto but wants to make a new start somewhere nobody knows him. Going to stay with his aunt in Vernon presents challenges to fitting in—he is not comfortable with his hockey-watching, hard-partying cousins or the other kids at school.
Eventually, Lucien finds a community of creative teens and meets the mysterious Alder. As Lucien finds out who Alder really is, he is able to find what is worthy of love in himself.
Focusing on romance and speaking one’s truth rather than issues of gender identity, this story is a light-hearted tale of finding love in unexpected places.
Distributed in the U.S by Lerner Publishing Group
|Interest Level||Grade 8 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Genre||High/Low, Young Adult|
|Category||Diverse Books: LGBTQIA+, Diverse Books: #OwnVoices, Diversity, SEL: A Self-Awareness, SEL: B Self-Management, SEL: C Social Awareness, SEL: D Relationship Skills, SEL: E Responsible Decision-Making, Social Emotional Learning|
|Publisher||James Lorimer and Company Ltd., Publishers|
|Imprint||Lorimer Children & Teens|
|Number of Pages||168|
Author: Markus Harwood-Jones
Markus Harwood-Jones is a writer, visual artist and documentary filmmaker. He is author of many Lorimer Real Love teen romances. He lives in Toronto.