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King of the Screwups

Title

King of the Screwups

Authors

K.L. Going

Publisher

Harcourt

Publication Year

2009

ISBN

9780152062583

Pages

310 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

After getting in trouble yet again, popular high school senior Liam, who never seems to live up to his wealthy father's expectations, is sent to live in a trailer park with his gay "glam-rocker" uncle.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Topic

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Kinship care; Homosexuality; uncle raising nephew; uncle looking after nephew; gay; gay uncle; same sex relationship

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father; uncle

LGBTQ+

male/male

Awards

Best Children's Books of the Year, 2010 Twelve to Fourteen
Choices, 2010 Fiction Young Adult
Kirkus Best Young Adult Books, 2009
Publishers Weekly Book Review Stars, 2009
Rainbow List, 2010 Fiction
School Library Journal Book Review Stars, 2009
VOYA Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers, 2009

Keywords

high school; trouble; wealthy; popular; rock band; kicked out of home; New York

Diversity Impact

direct

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