A powerful free-verse novel that intertwines the coming-of-age stories of five teens and their relationships with each other, their parents, and themselves.Mark, Mr. Popularity, tools around town in t
A powerful free-verse novel that intertwines the coming-of-age stories of five teens and their relationships with each other, their parents, and themselves.
Mark, Mr. Popularity, tools around town in the yellow mini left to him by his recently deceased father; his new girlfriend Stacey can't believe her luck, but doesn't understand Mark's odd need to disappear into the woods from time to time; her former friends Mary and Annabelle try to find their place in the world - shy Mary transforms into a concert pianist and Annabelle into an world-changing activist with the idealistic and adoring Christopher by her side. In the background, the teens' parents struggle with their desire to protect their children, yet give them room to grow into the adults they must become. Each voice tells his or her story in powerful free verse.
Lori Weber was born and raised in Montreal. A member of CANSCAIP, she is currently an English teacher at John Abbott College in Montreal and is the author of Klepto, Split, Tattoo Heaven, Strange Beauty, and If You Live Like Me. Yellow Mini is Lori's first novel written in verse.
Spreading the Word is a project created to inspire Quebec’s English-speaking seniors and provide them with the tools to organize their own book clubs and readings. It also celebrates Quebec's many fantastic authors.
Below is a video of Lori Weber on Spreading the Word where she discusses her writing process: