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Title

Shine

Authors

Lauren Myracle

Publisher

Amulet Books

Pages

376 pages

Publication Year

2011

ISBN

9780810984172

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Single parent; Family member death; Homosexuality; single father; gay; homosexual; same sex relationship

Annotation

When her best gay friend falls victim to a vicious hate crime, sixteen-year-old Cat sets out to discover who in her small town did it.

Grade Level

9-12

Family Formation

aunt and single father

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

direct

LGBTQ+

male/male

Race/Ethnicities

White

Awards

YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2014; YALSA Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults, 2012; Best of the Best Books, 2011;Rainbow List, 2012; YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2012; YALSA Readers Choice, 2012; Black-Eyed Susan Book Award, 2013-2014, Nominee; Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award, 2013-2014, Nominee; Gateway Readers Award, 2013-2014, Nominee; Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Award, 2014, Nominee; North Carolina Young Adult Book Award, 2012-2013, Nominee; Sequoyah Book Award, 2013-2014, Nominee; South Carolina Young Adult Book Award, 2013-2014, Nominee; Wisconsin Battle of the Books, 2013-2014; Nominee; The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection; James Cook Book Award, 2013, Honor Book, Cook Book; Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award, 2012, Winner, Young Adult Literature; Goodreads Choice Award, 2011, Nominee, Young Adult Fiction; Indies Choice Book Award, 2012, Finalist, Young Adult Book

Keywords

hate crimes; best friends; North Carolina; drugs; intolerance

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

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