The Book of Us

By (author): Shane Peacock


Shane Peacock

Shane Peacock is an author, playwright, journalist and screenwriter, published in twenty languages in eighteen countries. He is a seven-time winner of the Junior Library Guild of America Selection, twice winner of the Arthur Ellis Award, and has been short-listed for the Governor-General’s Award, three times for the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award, and the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book prize. His young adult novels include the acclaimed Boy Sherlock Holmes series, the Dylan Maples Adventures, and The Dark Missions of Edgar Brim trilogy. He lives in Cobourg, ON with his wife, journalist Sophie Kneisel.


The Book of Us captures the intensity of first love and demonstrates the positivity of a relationship based on mutual respect and honesty … The story is told from Noah’s perspective; thus, his inability to understand how his words could affect a female’s reputation helps readers implicitly understand the stigma surrounding female sexuality and male sexual conquest. It also helps teens realize the importance of their words and the impact they can have on others.”

– Mellissa Connolly

“Because Noah is writing this for Miranda, it was in the back of my mind that Noah was now an unreliable narrator – was he really changing for himself, or was he still doing what he hoped would impress Miranda? The author, Shane Peacock, masterfully plays with this tension, allowing Noah to be aware of what he is doing and why.”

– Jonine Bergen


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October 01, 2022


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