A Dude’s Novel With A Lot of Heart: Andrew Smith’s “Winger”

In the genre of the Young Adult Dude Novel, there is a sub-genre: the Heartfelt Dude Novel. Books like John van de Ruit’s Spud, Brent Crawford’s Carter Finally Gets It, and Don Calame’s Swim the Fly are all good examples of this genre, and this past year from Simon & Schuster, Andrew Smith’s Winger joins the ranks.

A Dude’s Novel With A Lot of Heart: Andrew Smith’s "Winger"

In the genre of the Young Adult Dude Novel, there is a sub-genre: the Heartfelt Dude Novel. Books like John van de Ruit’s Spud, Brent Crawford’s Carter Finally Gets It, and Don Calame’s Swim the Fly are all good examples of this genre, and this past year from Simon & Schuster, Andrew Smith’s Winger joins the ranks.