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Some Kind of Hero

TitleSome Kind of Hero
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1991
AuthorsChoyce, Lesley
Series TitleSeries 2000
PublisherMaxwell Macmillan Canada
CityDon Mills, Ont
ISBN Number9781551434766
DescriptorsFamilies; Friendship; Halifax; Medicine; Nova Scotia; Novel; Realism; Sport; Young Adult

Nova Scotia

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Tina, Rick, and Alan are three friends in a complicated relationship. Though they are friends, Rick and Alan are always competing against each other, particularly on the soccer field, as well as for Tina's affections. Conflict between the boys erupts when Tina breaks up with Rick in order to date Alan. Ultimately, this causes Rick to resent his now former friend. However, things change after one soccer game when Alan collapses from a pre-existing liver condition. Since Rick and Alan share the same rare blood type, Tina convinces Rick to donate his blood. However, Rick is killed on his way to the hospital, and Alan is the transplant recipient of Rick’s liver.

*A note on the text: Some Kind of Hero was reprinted in 2005 under the title Sudden Impact.