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How to Survive a Summer

Title

How to Survive a Summer

Authors

Nick White

Publisher

Blue Rider Press

Publication Year

2017

ISBN

9780399573699

Pages

352 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

A debut novel centering around a gay conversion camp in Mississippi and a man's reckoning with the trauma he faced there as a teen.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Homosexuality; gay; gay teenager; gay adult

Main Character

male teenager; male adult

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

gay male

Keywords

conversion therapy; Mississippi; LGBTQ youth; religion; Christianity; camp; psychic trauma; coming of age; mystery

Diversity Impact

direct

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