Stand-Off


by Andrew Smith (Author)

Book Cover for Stand-Off

   Book 2   
Pages: 448

It's his last year at Pine Mountain, and Ryan Dean should be focused on his future, but instead, he's haunted by his past. His rugby coach expects him to fill the roles once played by his lost friend, Joey, as the rugby team’s stand-off and new captain. And somehow he's stuck rooming with twelve-year-old freshman Sam Abernathy, a cooking whiz with extreme claustrophobia and a serious crush on Annie Altman – aka Ryan Dean's girlfriend, for now, anyway.

Equally distressing, Ryan Dean's doodles and drawings don't offer the relief they used to. He's convinced N.A.T.E. (the Next Accidental Terrible Experience) is lurking around every corner – and then he runs into Joey's younger brother Nico, who makes Ryan Dean feel paranoid that he's avoiding him. Will Ryan Dean ever regain his sanity?

Stand-Off is filled with hand-drawn infographics and illustrations and delivers the same spot-on teen voice and relatable narrative that legions of readers connected with in Winger.

Winger Series—Summary and Book Order


Series: Winger
Reading level: 14+
Books in series: 2
Read in order? Yes
Next release: Finished
Tags: realistic fiction  humour  romance  friendship  school  illustrated 

 Print series book list

Books in series order


1.   Winger  (2013)
2.   Stand-Off  (2015)