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Carry On

Title

Carry On

Authors

Rainbow Rowell

Publisher

St. Martin's Press

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9781250049551

Pages

520 pages

Genre

fantasy

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Simon Snow is the worst Chosen One who's ever been chosen. That's what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he's probably right. Half the time, Simon can't even make his wand work, and the other half, he starts something on fire. His mentor's avoiding him, his girlfriend broke up with him, and there's a magic-eating monster running around, wearing Simon's face. Baz would be having a field day with all this, if he were here--it's their last year at the Watford School of Magicks, and Simon's infuriating nemesis didn't even bother to show up. Carry On is a ghost story, a love story and a mystery. It has just as much kissing and talking as you'd expect from a Rainbow Rowell story - but far, far more monsters.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Lexile Measure

HL570L

Diversity Topics

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Gay/Lesbian; Bisexuality; gay; gay teenager; bisexual teenager

Main Character

male teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

orphan

LGBTQ+

gay male; bisexual male

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2015, Nominee, Young Adult (Speculative Fiction)
Goodreads Choice Award, 2015, Nominee, Young Adult Fantasy and Science Fiction
Flume: NH Teen Reader's Choice Award, 2016, Winner
Best of the Best Books, 2015 Teen Fiction
Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth, 2015 Fiction for Older Readers
Booklist Top 10 Romance Fiction for Youth, 2016
Booklist Top 10 Youth Romances, 2016
Choices, 2016 Fiction Young Adult
Fantastic Fiction: Great Fantasy Books for Ages 11 to 17, 2016 Magic and Mayhem
Gay and Lesbian Themes and Topics in Selected
Children's and Young Adult Books, 2016 GLBTQ Children and Teens: Fiction
Rainbow List, 2016 Young Adult Fiction
School Library Journal Best Books, 2015 Young Adult
YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2016 Young Adult Fiction
NPR's Book Concierge, 2015 Young Adult

Keywords

vampires; wizards; magic; friendship; teenage romance; mystery; archnemesis

Diversity Impact

direct

Carry On


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