The Great American Whatever
Simon & Schuster BFYR
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.
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
Iranian / White
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
film; screenwriters; grief; death of a girlfriend; car accident; friendship; party; college
Federle, Tim, "The Great American Whatever" (2016). Diverse Families. 541.