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Wide awake (1st trade pbk Edition) [BOOK]
Wide awake (1st trade pbk Edition) [BOOK]
  • Wide awake (1st trade pbk Edition) [BOOK]

Wide awake (1st trade pbk Edition) [BOOK]

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BOOK
Genre:
Children's / Teenage fiction & true stories
Media Format:
Paperback
Price: £9.89
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The New York Times bestselling author of Every Day delivers an emotional and politically charged novel that's perfect reading for an election year-and for every year-but most especially for those times when the very democratic process is called into question and basic rights are at risk.
 
In the not-too-impossible-to-imagine future, a gay Jewish man has been elected president of the United States. Until the governor of one state decides that some election results in his state are invalid, awarding crucial votes to the other candidate, and his fellow party member. Thus is the inspiration for couple Jimmy and Duncan to lend their support to their candidate by deciding to take part in the rallies and protests. Along the way comes an exploration of their relationship, their politics, and their country, and sometimes, as they learn, it's more about the journey than it is about reaching the destination.

Only David Levithan could so masterfully and creatively weave together a plot that's both parts political action and reaction, as well as a touching and insightfully-drawn teen love story.
 
A MARGARET A. EDWARDS AWARD WINNER

Author Bio:

David Levithan is a children's book editor in New York City. The author lives in Hoboken, NJ.
In the not-too-distant future, when a gay Jewish man is elected president of the United States, sixteen-year-old Duncan examines his feelings for his boyfriend, his political and religious. beliefs, and tries to determine his rightful place in the world.

Review:

"Levithan's latest reaches out to shake readers awake, showing them how each person's life touches another, and another, until ultimately history is made."-Booklist, Starred

"In conjuring a world where every vote actually counts, Wide Awake stands with Levithan's extraordinary Boy Meets Boy in sheer creativity of plot, setting, and message."-School Library Journal
Author
David Levithan
Format
BOOK
Country
New York (State)
Genre
Children's / Teenage fiction & true stories
Publication Date
09 Sep 2008
ISBN
0375834672
Dewey Code
[Fic] (edition:22)
Languange
English
Edition
1st trade pbk Edition
Pre-order
No
Media Format
Paperback
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