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The Boy and Girl Who Broke The World

The Boy and Girl Who Broke The World

The Astonishing Color of After meets Eleanor & Park in this breathtaking and beautifully surreal story about a friendship between two teens that just might shake the earth around them or at the very least make them face some painful truths about the nature of what drives us apart... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780349003405
Barcode 9780349003405
Published 9 July 2019 by Little, Brown Book Group
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Reed, Amy
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ISBN-13 9780349003405
ISBN-10 0349003408
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Imprint ATOM
Publication Date 9 July 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Reed, Amy
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Adventure Stories
Number of Pages 464
Dimensions Width: 128mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 32mm
Weight 320g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code 985777

Description of this Book

Billy Sloat and Lydia Lemon don't have much in common, unless you count growing up on the same (wrong) side of the tracks, the lack of a mother, and a persistent loneliness that has inspired creative coping mechanisms. When the lives of these two loners are thrust together, Lydia's cynicism is met with Billy's sincere optimism, and both begin to question their own outlook on life. On top of that, weird happenings including an impossible tornado and an all-consuming fog are cropping up around them - maybe even because of them. With a unique mix of raw emotion, humor, and heart, the surreal plotline pulls readers through an epic exploration of how caring for others makes us vulnerable - and how utterly pointless life would be if we didn't.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review The Boy and Girl Who Broke the World is gritty, gutsy, and ferociously strange. Amy Reed offers us a surreal yet oddly familiar world teetering on the edge of destruction and offers hopeful and inventive ways to survive the pain and salvage our dreams. This story is powerful and unique, and I envied its wild and irreverent vision to pieces. * Nova Ren Suma, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Walls Around Us *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Amy Reed is the author of the contemporary young adult novels Beautiful, Clean, Crazy, Over You, Damaged, Invincible, Unforgivable, and The Nowhere Girls. She is also the editor of Our Stories, Our Voices. She is a feminist, mother, and quadruple Virgo who enjoys running, making lists, and wandering around the mountains of western North Carolina where she lives. You can find her online at AmyReedFiction.com.

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