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The Raven Boys

Title

The Raven Boys

Publisher

Scholastic Press

Publication Year

2012

ISBN

9780545424929

Pages

416 pages

Genre

fantasy

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them--not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her. His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble. But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can't entirely explain. He has it all--family money, good looks, devoted friends--but he's looking for much more than that. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents all the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul who ranges from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher of the four, who notices many things but says very little. For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she's not so sure anymore.

Grade Level

9-12

Lexile Measure

HL760L

Topic

Family Relationships; Single parent; Family violence; Poverty; Parental rights termination; single mother; abusive father; domestic abuse; violence; living in poverty; poor; losing parental rights

Main Character

female teenager; male teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

single mother; mother and father

Awards

Bram Stoker Award, 2012, Nominee, Young Adult Novel
Golden Quill, 2013, Winner
Goodreads Choice Award, 2012, Nominee, Young Adult Fantasy and Science Fiction
Silver Inky, 2013, Winner

Keywords

magic; mythology; Glendower; boarding school; Virginia; psychics

Diversity Impact

indirect

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