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Will

Title

Will

Authors

Maria Boyd

Publisher

Alfred A. Knopf

Publication Year

2006

ISBN

9780375862090

Pages

300 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Seventeen-year-old Will's behavior has been getting him in trouble at his all-boys school in Sydney, Australia, but his latest punishment, playing in the band for a musical production, gives him new insights into his fellow students and helps him cope with an incident he has tried to forget.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Topic

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Family member death; Single parent; Homosexuality; death of a father; single mother; gay teenager

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

single mother

LGBTQ+

male/male

Awards

Rainbow List, 2011 Young Adult/ Crossover Fiction
YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2011

Keywords

school; Australia; musical; trouble; punishment; friendships; relationship

Diversity Impact

indirect

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