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Down to the Bone

Title

Down to the Bone

Publisher

Bella Books

Publication Year

2012

ISBN

9781594933172

Pages

261 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Laura is thrown out of her house when her mother discovers she is a lesbian, but after trying to change her heart and hide from the truth, Laura finally comes to terms with who she is and learns to love and respect herself.

Grade Level

9-12

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Homosexuality; lesbians; lesbian teenagers

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

Cuban / Puerto Rican

Family Formation

mother and step father

LGBTQ+

female/female

Awards

Gay and Lesbian Themes and Topics in Selected Children's and Young Adult Books, 2009 Images of Community: Selected Books for Children and Young Adult, 2011 YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2014 Booklist Top 10 First Novels for Young Listeners, 2008 Booklist Top 10 First Novels for Youth, 2008 Choices, 2009 Rainbow List, 2009 Senior High Core Collection Supplement to the Seventeenth Edition 2008, 2008 Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature, 2009, Honorable Mention Cybils Awards, 2008, Finalist, Young Adult Novels

Keywords

identity; self-acceptance; love letter; kicked out; love; self discovery; family bond; friendship; romance

Diversity Impact

direct

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