Notes from the Blender

Title

Notes from the Blender

Publisher

Egmont USA

Publication Year

2011

ISBN

9781606841402

Pages

229 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Two teenagers -- a heavy-metal-music-loving boy who is still mourning the death of his mother years earlier, and a beautiful, popular girl whose parents divorced because her father is gay -- try to negotiate the complications of family and peer relationships as they get to know each other after learning that their father and mother are marrying each other.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Divorce; Step parent; Family member death; Gay/Lesbian; divorced parents; step mother; step father; step siblings; death of a mother; gay father

Main Character

boy and girl

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

step father and step mother

LGBTQ+

male/male

Awards

Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens, 2012
Rainbow List, 2012 Young Adult Fiction
Georgia Peach Teen Readers' Choice Award, 2012 - 2013
Tayshas High School Reading List, 2012

Keywords

moving; relationships; baby sister; music; same sex marriage; death metal music; gymnastics; Christianity

Diversity Impact

direct

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