• Pages:120
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Themes:Hockey, physical abuse, mental health, friendship, bullying
  • Pub Date:04/11/2023
  • Lexile:HL510L
  • Flesch-Kincaid Grade:2
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The other night, Trace Brewster, Max’s best friend and star hockey player for the Hawks, scored on his own net and put the team’s chances of qualifying for an upcoming tournament in jeopardy.

Since then Trace has gone silent and is shutting everyone out. But Max thinks there’s more going on with his friend than what happened on the ice. For one thing, there are bruises on Trace's face that he refuses to explain. Can Max find a way to get Trace to open up and help him in time for the big game?

“Mills writes with economy, strong pacing, and crisply delineated characters...A worthwhile cautionary tale, accessible and appealing to reluctant readers.”
– Kirkus Reviews
“A very intriguing and emotional novel...If you want a book that will make you want to hug it —Wingman could be that book for you! Highly Recommended.”
– CM: Canadian Review of Materials
JLG Gold Standard Selection   | 2023  |  Commended