Andrew Smith’s WINGER to get a sequel

winger andrew smithPublisher’s Weekly have reported that the rights to Stand-Off, the sequel to Andrew Smith’s acclaimed contemporary young adult novel Winger, have been sold to Simon & Schuster.

Winger tells the story of Ryan Dean West, a fourteen-year-old junior at a boarding school for rich kids, who joins his school rugby team, where he finds happiness and friendship.  But when the unthinkable happens, he has to figure out how to hold on to what’s important, even when it feels like everything has fallen apart.  Smith’s sequel, Stand-Off, will focus on Ryan Dean’s senior year, in which he becomes captain of the rugby team.