Riley Park

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Orca Book Publishers, Apr 1, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 128 pages
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Seventeen-year-old Corbin plays hockey and is known as a scrapper on and off the ice. Fighting makes him feel strong. Corbin's friend, Darius, is socially adept and popular, and Darius's reckless risk-taking makes Corbin feel alive. With Rubee, a girl both boys like, Darius crosses a line, and after a party at Riley Park, Darius and Corbin are attacked. Darius is killed; Corbin is seriously injured. Corbin fights his clouded memory -- he can't identify the assailants. He fights his weakened body -- he can no longer play hockey. He fights the loss of his friend. But when he gives up the fight, he finds strength in acceptance.

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Corbin and his friend Darius are at a party at Riley Park. Corbin drinks too much and passes out. Darius hangs out, waiting to drive him home. They are attacked by 3 men. When Corbin comes to, he is with a cop in the hospital. Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Diane Tullson grew up in Calgary, Alberta, and has studied English literature, journalism and editing. Before becoming an author, Diane worked in newspaper, radio and travel. She is a member of the Canadian Children's Book Centre, the Vancouver Children's Literature Roundtable, Children's Writers and Illustrators of British Columbia and the Writers Union of Canada. Her books have earned her a Stellar Award and an Arthur Ellis Award nomination. Diane lives with her family in Delta, British Columbia. For more information, visit

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