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Cinnamon Toast and the End of the World

Title

Cinnamon Toast and the End of the World

Authors

Janet Cameron

Publisher

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Publication Year

2013

ISBN

9781444743975

Pages

387 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Welcome to the spring of 1987 and the world of Stephen Shulevitz who, with three months of high school to go in the small town of Riverside, Nova Scotia, has just realized he's fallen in love with exactly the wrong person. As Stephen navigates his last few months before college dealing with his overly dependent mother; his distant, pot-smoking father; and his dysfunctional best friends Lana and Mark; he must decide between love and childhood friendship and between the person he is and the person he can be.

Grade Level

9-12

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Homosexuality; gay; gay teenager

Main Character

male teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

divorced mother and father

LGBTQ+

gay male

Awards

Rainbow List, 2015 Young Adult Fiction

Keywords

coming of age; teenage romance; Nova Scotia, Canada; coming out; prom; bullying

Diversity Impact

direct

Cinnamon Toast and the End of the World

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