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The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley

Title

The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley

Illustrator

Christine Larsen

Publisher

Simon Pulse

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9781481403108

Pages

297 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel/graphic novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Convinced he should have died in the accident that killed his parents and sister, sixteen-year-old Drew lives in a hospital, hiding from employees and his past, until Rusty, set on fire for being gay, turns his life around. Includes excerpts from the superhero comic Drew creates.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Topic

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Family member death; Legal guardianship; Homosexuality; death of a father; death of a mother; death of a sister; aunt and uncle raising nephew; gay teenager; same sex relationship

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

aunt and uncle

LGBTQ+

male/male

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2015, Nominee, Young Adult Fiction
Florida Book Award, 2015, Gold, Young Adult
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2016 Fourteen and Up
Rainbow List, 2016 Young Adult Fiction

Keywords

hospital; friends; love interest; comic book; death; homophobia; grief

Diversity Impact

direct

The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley

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