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|Genre/Form:||Michael L. Printz book award: Winner
William C. Morris Debut book award: Winner
Dust jackets (Bindings)
|Material Type:||Fiction, Juvenile audience|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
John Corey Whaley; Atheneum Books for Young Readers.
|ISBN:||9781442413337 1442413336 9781451749861 1451749864 9781442413344 1442413344|
|Notes:||"Manufactured in the United States of America"--Title page verso.|
|Awards:||William C. Morris Debut Award, 2012
Michael L. Printz Honor for Excellence in Young Adult Literature, 2012
|Target Audience:||Ages 14 up.; Young Adult|
|Description:||228 pages ; 22 cm|
|Contents:||All the idealism in the world couldn't shake this feeling --
Mysterious kids with shovels --
Take me to the end of the world --
The book of Enoch --
Love the bird --
Benton sage --
The tower above the earth --
In defense of irrationality --
Cabot searcy --
Vilonia Kline --
The watchers --
The simplest thing in the world --
Alma Ember and her small-town ways --
Aunt Julia and the love parade --
The place where things go away --
This may be the end of the world --
You couldn't find a nicer guy if you tried --
A lavish journey --
The boy who caused silence --
The meaning of this is not to save you.
|Responsibility:||by John Corey Whaley.|
"In the remarkable, bizarre, and heart-wrenching summer before Cullen Witter's senior year of high school, he is forced to examine everything he thinks he understands about his small and painfully dull Arkansas town. His cousin overdoses; his town becomes absurdly obsessed with the alleged reappearance of an extinct woodpecker; and most troubling of all, his sensitive, gifted fifteen-year-old brother, Gabriel, suddenly and inexplicably disappears. Meanwhile, the crisis of faith spawned by a young missionary's disillusion in Africa prompts a frantic search for meaning that has far-reaching consequences. As distant as the two stories initially seem, they are woven together through masterful plotting and merge in a surprising and harrowing climax. This extraordinary tale from a rare literary voice finds wonder in the ordinary and illuminates the hope of second chances."--Publisher's description.
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