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The Great American Whatever

Title

The Great American Whatever

Authors

Tim Federle

Publisher

Simon & Schuster BFYR

Publication Year

2016

ISBN

9781481404099

Pages

278 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Teenaged Quinn, an aspiring screenwriter, copes with his sister's death while his best friend forces him back out into the world to face his reality.

Grade Level

9-12

Lexile Measure

860L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; LGBTQ (Gender & Sexuality); Single parent; Separation; Family member death; Interracial; Gay/Lesbian; single mother; separated parents; death of a sibling; interracial relationship; gay; gay teenager

Main Character

male teenager

Race/Ethnicities

Iranian / White

Family Formation

single mother

LGBTQ+

gay males

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2016, Nominee, Young Adult Fiction
Best Audiobooks, 2016 Young Adults
Booklist Book Review Stars, 2015
Booklist Top 10 Humorous Novels for Youth, 2016
New York Times Notable Children's Books, 2016 Young Adult
Rainbow List, 2017 Young Adult Fiction
School Library Journal Best Books, 2016 Young Adult
YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2017 Young Adult Fiction
YALSA Teens' Top Ten, 2017 Teen

Keywords

film; screenwriters; grief; death of a girlfriend; car accident; friendship; party; college

Diversity Impact

direct

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