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Afterworlds

Title

Afterworlds

Publisher

Simon Pulse

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9781481422345

Pages

603 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Darcy Patel has put college on hold to publish her teen novel, Afterworlds. With a contract in hand, she arrives in New York City with no apartment, no friends, and all the wrong clothes. But lucky for Darcy, she’s taken under the wings of other seasoned and fledgling writers who help her navigate the city and the world of writing and publishing. Over the course of a year, Darcy finishes her book, faces critique, and falls in love.

Grade Level

9-12

Lexile Measure

HL690L

Topic

Racial Diversity; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Interracial; Homosexuality; interracial relationship; lesbian; lesbian teenager; same-sex relationship

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

Indian / White

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

lesbian female

Awards

Booklist Editors' Choice: Audio for Youth, 2014; School Library Journal Best Books, 2014 Young Adult; Aurealis Award, 2014, Finalist, Best Young Adult Novel; Gold Inky, 2015, Long List; Thumbs Up! Award, 2015, Nominee, Young Adult Literature; Best Children's Books of the Year, 2015 Fantasy (14 and Older); Best of the Best Books, 2014 Teen Fiction; Booklist Book Review Stars, 2014; Booklist Top 10 SF/Fantasy/Horror for Youth, 2015; Rainbow List, 2015 Young Adult Fiction; School Library Journal Book Review Stars, 2014 Fiction; YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2015 Young Adult Fiction

Keywords

New York City; writer; ghost; death; terrorism; moving; publishing; two stories; deadlines; National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo); paranormal

Diversity Impact

direct

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