Fall 2023

Stuck with You

From the Series Lorimer Real Love

  • Interest Level: Grade 8 - Grade 12
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

Ben is on a train back to Ottawa after a visit with his dad in Toronto when he runs into the last person he wants to see: Caleb, the handsome, confident boy who recently and accidentally broke Ben’s phone.

But when the two start talking, not only does Ben find himself won over by Caleb’s roguish charm, but he learns his seatmate is also bisexual.

Stuck with You discusses important issues facing teens as they contemplate their futures within the context of a light-hearted romance plot with witty dialogue and charming interplay, almost all taking place within the space of a single long train trip.

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Interest Level Grade 8 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre High/Low, Young Adult
Category Diverse Books: LGBTQIA+, Diverse Books: #OwnVoices, Diversity
Copyright 2023
Publisher James Lorimer and Company Ltd., Publishers
Imprint Lorimer Children & Teens
Language English
Number of Pages 176
Publication Date 2023-08-01
Text Type Fiction—Romance
BISACS YAF052040, YAF058040, YAF064010
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5.25 x 7.5
Lexile 550
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Reviewed, and Starred Reviews

Author: Nathan Burgoine

Nathan Burgoine is the author of the queer YA novel Exit Plans for Teenage Freaks (finalist for the Prix Aurora Award for YA Novel) and the queer YA novella Hope Echoes, included in the collection Three Left Turns to Nowhere. He, his husband, and their rescued husky live in Ottawa, Ontario.

Meet the Publisher: Lorimer Children and Teens

Allow us to introduce you to Lorimer Children and Teens, a Canadian publisher who specializes in creating diverse books for reluctant and striving readers. Read on to learn more about Lorimer’s publishing program and unique vision to “get kids reading!” What is Lorimer Children and… View →


School Library Journal

“A laugh-out-loud hi-lo gay romantic comedy. . . . Highly recommended for hi-lo readers who loved Heartstopper.”—starred, School Library Journal

Kirkus Reviews

“An adorable romance with strong coming-of-age elements.”—Kirkus Reviews