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The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue

Title

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue

Authors

Mackenzi Lee

Publisher

Katherine Tegen Books

Publication Year

2017

ISBN

9780062382801

Pages

513 pages

Genre

historical

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Henry "Monty" Montague was bred to be a gentleman. His passions for gambling halls, late nights spent with a bottle of spirits, or waking up in the arms of women or men, have earned the disapproval of his father. His quest for pleasures and vices have led to one last hedonistic hurrah as Monty, his best friend and crush Percy, and Monty's sister Felicity begin a Grand Tour of Europe. When a reckless decision turns their trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt, it calls into question everything Monty knows, including his relationship with the boy he adores.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Legal guardianship; Kinship care; Biracial; Interracial; Bisexuality; Homosexuality; legal guardian; aunt raising nephew; biracial teenager; gay; same sex relationship; bisexual teenager

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

Black / White

Family Formation

mother and father; aunt and uncle

LGBTQ+

male/male

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2017, Nominee, Young Adult Fiction
Goodreads Choice Award, 2017, Nominee, Young Adult Fiction
New England Book Award, 2017, Winner, Young Adult
Silver Inky, 2018, Long List
Stonewall Book Award-Mike Morgan and Larry Romans Children's and Young Adult Literature Award, 2018, Honor, Children's (Young Adult Literature)

Keywords

1700s Europe; grand tour of Europe; nobility; adventure; alchemy; pirates; romance; brothers and sisters; alcohol

Diversity Impact

indirect

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