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I Felt a Funeral, in My Brain

Title

I Felt a Funeral, in My Brain

Authors

Will Walton

Publisher

PUSH

Publication Year

2018

ISBN

9780545709569

Pages

304 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

For most of his young life Avery has dealt with his alcoholic mother with the help of his grandfather Pal--he immerses himself in poetry and popular music, and now that high school is over for the summer, he makes out with his best friend Luca (who understands about alcoholic mothers), but the death of his grandfather creates a hole in his life that he can not seem to crawl out of.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Topic

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Disability and Health; Single parent; Family member death; Kinship care; Homosexuality; Addiction; single mother; death of a grandparent; death of a grandfather; family tragedy; accident; loss; grandparents raising grandchildren; grandfather raising grandson; gay; gay teenager; gay child; same-sex relationship; alcoholism

Main Character

male teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother

LGBTQ+

gay male

Keywords

poetry; art; music; pop music; friendship; mix tapes; relationships; school; teachers; alcohol; grief

Diversity Impact

indirect

I Felt a Funeral, in My Brain

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