Project Description

THE UNLIKELY HERO OF ROOM 13B

Published in USA by Random House
Published in Canada by Doubleday Canada

When Adam meets Robyn at a support group for kids coping with obsessive-compulsive disorder, he is drawn to her almost before he can take a breath. He’s determined to protect and defend her–to play Batman to her Robyn–whatever the cost. But when you’re fourteen and the everyday problems of dealing with divorced parents and step-siblings are supplemented by the challenges of OCD, it’s hard to imagine yourself falling in love. How can you have a “normal” relationship when your life is so fraught with problems? And that’s not even to mention the small matter of those threatening letters Adam’s mother has started to receive…

Teresa Toten sets some tough and topical issues against the backdrop of a traditional whodunit in this engaging new novel that readers will find hard to put down.

Walrus Magazine Online – Interview

Interview with Teresa following her Governor General Award for Unlikely Hero.
Read the complete interview ›

Available worldwide and at:
CHAPTERS INDIGO CANADA | AMAZON CANADA | AMAZON USA

AWARDS

  • Winner, Governor General’s Award, Children’s Literature 2013
  • Winner, Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award 2014
  • Winner, Canadian Librarian’s Association Honour Book Award 2014
  • Winner, CBC Bookie Award YA Category 2014
  • Finalist, Libris Awards, Young Readers Book of the Year
  • Finalist, OLA White Pine Award
  • Finalist Willow Award
  • Finalist, The Manitoba Young Reader’s Choice Awards
  • Quill& Quire Best of 2013
  • Ontario Librarian’s Association Best Bets 2013
  • Winnipeg Public Library Best of the Best 2013
  • Canadian Children’s Book Centre Starred Best Books of 2014