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Anything Could Happen

Title

Anything Could Happen

Authors

Will Walton

Publisher

PUSH

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9780545709545

Pages

288 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Tretch lives in a small town where everybody's in everybody else's business. He's in love with his straight best friend, Matt, and Matt is completely oblivious to the way Tretch feels. Meanwhile, Tretch's family has no idea who he really is, and the girl at the local bookstore has no clue how off-base her crush on him is.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Lexile Measure

HL650L

Topic

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Disability and Health; Family member death; Homosexuality; Illness; death of an uncle; terminal illness; gay; gay child; gay teenager; gay parents; cancer

Main Character

male teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father; two fathers

LGBTQ+

gay male

Awards

Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize, 2016, Finalist, The Poppy's Pants Young Adult Prize; Rainbow List, 2016 Young Adult Fiction; Lambda Literary Award, 2016, Finalist, LGBT Children's/Young Adult

Keywords

crush; reading; coming out; dancing; moving; friendship; depression; family; holidays; bullying

Diversity Impact

direct

Anything Could Happen

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