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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

Lexile Measure

HL680L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Disability and Health; Single parent; Family member death; Gay/Lesbian; Neurological disorder; single father; death of a mother; gay; gay teenager; same-sex relationship; coma

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

aunt and single father

LGBTQ+

gay male

Awards

Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award, 2012, Winner, Young Adult Literature
Cybils Awards, 2011, Nominee, Fiction Young Adult
Goodreads Choice Award, 2011, Nominee, Young Adult Fiction
Indies Choice Book Award, 2012, Finalist, Young Adult Book
James Cook Book Award: Celebrating Diversity in Teen Literature, 2013, Honor Book, Cook Book
Best of the Best Books, 2011 Fiction
Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens, 2012
Rainbow List, 2012 Young Adult Fiction
YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2012 Fiction
YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2014 GLBTQ: Books with Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queerquestioning, Intersex, Asexual individuals, and Their Allies-Fiction
YALSA Readers Choice, 2012 Realistic Fiction
YALSA Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults, 2012 Best Fiction for Young Adults

Keywords

hate crimes; best friends; North Carolina; drugs; intolerance; sexual assault; investigation

Diversity Impact

direct

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