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The Great American Whatever

Title

The Great American Whatever

Authors

Tim Federle

Publisher

Simon & Schuster BFYR

Pages

278 pages

Publication Year

2016

ISBN

9781481404099

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender & Sexuality); Racial Diversity; Family member death; Homosexuality; Separation; Interracial; death of a sibling; separated parents; gay child; interracial relationship

Annotation

Teenaged Quinn, an aspiring screenwriter, copes with his sister's death while his best friend forces him back out into the world to face his reality.

Grade Level

9-12

Family Formation

mother

Main Character

boy

Diversity Impact

direct

LGBTQ+

male/male

Race/Ethnicities

Iranian / White

Awards

Booklist Top 10 Humorous Novels for Youth,2016; New York Times Notable Children's Books,2016

Keywords

screenwriters; grief; grief in adolecence; death of a girlfriend

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

The Great American Whatever

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