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Adaptation

Title

Adaptation

Authors

Malinda Lo

Publisher

Hodder Children's Books

Publication Year

2012

ISBN

9781444917949

Pages

386 pages

Genre

science fiction

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Flocks of birds are hurling themselves at aeroplanes across America. Thousands of people die. On Reese's long drive home, a bird flies into their headlights. The car flips over. When they wake up in a military hospital, the doctor won't tell them what happened. For Reese, though, this is just the start. She can't remember anything from the time between her accident and the day she woke up almost a month later. She only knows one thing: she's different now. Torn between longtime crush David and new girl Amber, the real question is: who can she trust?

Grade Level

9-12

Topic

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Racial Diversty; Culture/Ethnicity; Single parent; Bisexuality; Biracial; Multicultural; single mother; bisexual teenager; biracial teenager; multicultural family

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

Asian / Black / Chinese / Jewish / White

Family Formation

single mother

LGBTQ+

female/female

Awards

Best Children's Books of the Year, 2013
Rainbow List, 2013
Lambda Literary Award, 2013, Finalist, LGBT Children's/Young Adult

Keywords

amnesia; identity; aliens; high school; debate; birds; planes; superpowers

Diversity Impact

direct

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