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Title

Shine

Authors

Lauren Myracle

Publisher

Amulet Books

Publication Year

2011

ISBN

9780810984172

Pages

376 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

When her best gay friend falls victim to a vicious hate crime, sixteen-year-old Cat sets out to discover who in her small town did it.

Grade Level

9-12

Topic

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Single parent; Family member death; Homosexuality; single father; gay; homosexual; same sex relationship

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

aunt and single father

LGBTQ+

male/male

Awards

YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2014
YALSA Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults, 2012
Best of the Best Books, 2011
Rainbow List, 2012
YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2012
YALSA Readers Choice, 2012
Black-Eyed Susan Book Award, 2013-2014, Nominee
Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award, 2013-2014, Nominee
Gateway Readers Award, 2013-2014, Nominee
Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Award, 2014, Nominee
North Carolina Young Adult Book Award, 2012-2013, Nominee
Sequoyah Book Award, 2013-2014, Nominee
South Carolina Young Adult Book Award, 2013-2014, Nominee
Wisconsin Battle of the Books, 2013-2014
Nominee
The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection
James Cook Book Award, 2013, Honor Book, Cook Book
Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award, 2012, Winner, Young Adult Literature
Goodreads Choice Award, 2011, Nominee, Young Adult Fiction
Indies Choice Book Award, 2012, Finalist, Young Adult Book

Keywords

hate crimes; best friends; North Carolina; drugs; intolerance

Diversity Impact

direct

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