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Izzy + Tristan

Izzy + Tristan

A love story for the ages - and a love story for this very moment. This is Baz Luhrmann's Romeo and Juliet meets Jennifer Niven's Finch and Violet from All the Bright Places.

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ISBN 9781510104358
Barcode 9781510104358
Published 12 March 2019 by Hachette Children's Books
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Dunlap, Shannon
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ISBN-13 9781510104358
ISBN-10 1510104356
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Hachette Children's Books
Imprint Orion Children's Books
Publication Date 12 March 2019
International Publication Date 7 March 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Dunlap, Shannon
Category Teenage Romance
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 20mm
Weight 226g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
Library of Congress Interracial dating - Fiction - New York State - New York, Brooklyn New York, NY - Fiction
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code 945574

Description of this Book

This isn't a story about anything new. It's about the oldest thing in the world. It's about love. Tristan, a sixteen-year-old chess genius, lives with his Trinidadian aunt in a rapidly changing section of Brooklyn and uses his talent to earn money for his hustling cousin, Marcus. His world is turned upside-down when Izzy, a bright aspiring doctor raised on the Lower East Side, moves to the neighbourhood with her family, the first white family to settle on the block. A passionate romance springs up between the two, but they're soon swept up in a series of escalating misfortunes: violent conflict between Marcus and Izzy's twin brother; a twisted scheme of romantic deception devised by Izzy's best friend, Brianna; and a secret that tests the bond of family loyalty and forces them to face impossible decisions.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Shannon Dunlap was inspired to write Izzy + Tristan not only by her love of Tristan and Iseult, but by a fantastic documentary, Brooklyn Castle, about kids on a chess team at an inner city middle school in Kings County. She is a graduate of the MFA program at New York University. Previously, she was a weekly columnist for The Phnom Penh Post and her work appears in the anthology How Does One Dress to Buy Dragonfruit?: True Stories of Expat Women in Asia (Signal 8 Press). She has written for The Harvard Business Review, Fah Thai magazine and Brave New Traveler. She currently lives in Brooklyn with her husband and baby daughter.

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