Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You

Title

Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You

Authors

Peter Cameron

Publisher

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Publication Year

2007

ISBN

9780374309893

Pages

240 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Eighteen-year-old James living in New York City with his older sister and divorced mother struggles to find a direction for his life.

Grade Level

9-12

Lexile Measure

930L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Divorce; Gay/Lesbian; divorced parents; gay; gay adult

Main Character

adult male

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

divorced mother and father

LGBTQ+

gay male

Awards

Great Lakes Great Books Award, 2009, Honor Book, Grades 9-12
Lambda Literary Award, 2008, Finalist, Children's (Young Adult)

Keywords

college; Brown University; indecision; property; real estate; sister; Midwest; part-time job; New York; fear

Diversity Impact

direct

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