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Authors

Patrick Ness

Publisher

HarperTeen

Publication Year

2017

ISBN

9780062403193

Pages

277 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Adam Thorn doesn't know it yet, but today will change his life. Between his religious family, a deeply unpleasant ultimatum from his boss, and his own unrequited love for his sort-of ex, Enzo, it seems as though Adam's life is falling apart. At least he has two people to keep him sane: his new boyfriend (he does love Linus, doesn't he?) and his best friend, Angela. But all day long, old memories and new heartaches come crashing together, throwing Adam's life into chaos. The bindings of his world are coming untied one by one; yet in spite of everything he has to let go, he may also find freedom in the release. Time is running out, though. Because way across town, a ghost has just risen from the lake...--

Grade Level

9-12

Lexile Measure

HL750L

Diversity Topics

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

Main Character

male teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Awards

Silver Inky, 2018, Short List
Young Adult Book Prize, 2018, Short List, Young Adult Fiction

Keywords

religious family; coming out; love; fantasy; death

Diversity Impact

direct

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