The game of love and death / Martha Brockenbrough.
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- ISBN: 9780545668347 (hardcover : alk. paper)
- ISBN: 0545668344 (hardcover : alk. paper)
- Physical Description: pages cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York, NY : Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2015.
|Summary, etc.:|| In Seattle in 1937 two seventeen-year-olds, Henry, who is white, and Flora, who is African-American, become the unwitting pawns in a game played by two immortal figures, Love and Death, where they must choose each other at the end, or one of them will die.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2015 April #2
*Starred Review* "Stuck as eternal companions, Love and Death never worked as allies." Instead, they while away the millennia playing a game. Each chooses a player from among humanity. The length of the game is determined by a roll of the dice. The stakes are fatally high: if Death wins, her player dies; if Love wins, both players live. Death always wins. This time, however, Love is confident that he has the edge: the players are twins at heart. Flora is an African American girl, toughened by tragedy, who dreams of being an aviatrix. Henry, who has known his own share of misfortune, is white and guaranteed financial success as long as he follows the life mapped out for him by his adoptive family. Flora and Henry's fight for love in Depression-era Seattle faces so many natural obstacles that the machinations of the immortals almost look like a secondary concern. Almost. This sophisticated novel is filled with breathtaking prose and nuanced characterizations. Secondary characters pulled into the game by virtue of their associations with Henry and Flora are as richly drawn as the lovers. Love and Death, equally enigmatic and maddening, are the moral core of the story, despite the callous premise of their game. This original novel is a thoughtful exploration of courage, love, and the price we pay to live. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.
Martha Brockenbrough has worked as a newspaper reporter, a high school teacher, and as editor of MSN.com, and is the author ofDevine Intervention and The Dinosaur Tooth Fairy. She is a devoted grammarian, and founded National Grammar Day and the Society for the Promotion of Good Grammar (SPOGG). Martha is also the social media diva for readergirlz, the nonprofit literacy organization that received the Innovations in Reading Award from the National Book Foundation. She lives in Seattle, Washington, with her husband and their two daughters.
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