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Awake in the world

Author: Jason Gurley
Publisher: New York : Roaring Book Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : English : First editionView all editions and formats
Zach's father dies on an oil rig and he thinks he is headed toward a similar fate until he meets Vanessa, an optimistic and wealthy girl who wants to study astronomy.

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Genre/Form: Fiction
Romance fiction
Young adult works
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jason Gurley
ISBN: 9781250141835 1250141834
OCLC Number: 1084974304
Description: 327 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Jason Gurley.


A boy, a girl, an impoverished oil town, and a star-crossed romance saved by the fight for survival.  Read more...


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"More than a love story, this novel is a timely, moving statement about income inequity and the plight of the working poor. And yet while it is about seeming opposites. . . Gurley persistently Read more...

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