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Delusion Road

White Pine Award Finalist

John Spray Mystery Award Finalist

Ann Connor Brimer Award finalist

CLA Young Adult Book of the Year Finalist

About the Book

Willa Jaffrey is beautiful, rich, dating the perfect guy and determined to have a fabulous senior year. Enter Keegan Fraser, a handsome new student who wants no part of the games everyone plays at Willa’s school. Despite a rocky start, Keegan and Willa gradually become closer, even as Willa’s carefully constructed universe begins to fall apart. But little does Willa know that Keegan’s past holds the darkest of secrets—and it’s about to catch up to him.


“Aker is a master at creating appealing characters and powerful relationships . . . and almost unbearable tension.” —CANADIAN CHILDREN'S BOOK NEWS

“Aker’s sure and swift style drives the story with vigour . . . before bringing it to a resounding climax.” —QUILL & QUIRE

Running on Empty . . . really shines at showing how a boy reckons with ideals, and what he has to do when they slip out of his grasp by his own actions.” —NATIONAL POST

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Critical Praise

“A taut, gripping murder mystery thriller . . . a page-turner that will leave readers both breathlessly cheering for the protagonists and eager to (re)experience the Bay of Fundy’s shoreline and all its rocky, majestic East Coast splendour.” —National Reading Campaign

“Delusion Road is full of very strongly written characters whose lively interchange makes the plot zing along. . . . Its surging momentum and compelling themes will keep them reading to the very end.” —CM: Canadian Review of Materials

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781443424189
  • ISBN 10: 1443424188
  • Imprint: HarperTrophy
  • On Sale: 04/28/2015
  • Pages: 416
  • List Price: 7.99 CAD

Delusion Road by Don Aker

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