As far as you'll take me / by Phil Stamper.
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- ISBN: 9781547600175
- ISBN: 1547600179
- Physical Description: pages cm
- Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Children's Books, 2021.
Seventeen-year-old Marty Pierce leaves small-town Kentucky for London, hoping to explore his sexuality and find work playing oboe, but homesickness, anxiety, and his dwindling savings worsen even as his dreams are coming true.
|Target Audience Note:||
Ages 13+. Bloomsbury Children's Books.
Grades 10-12. Bloomsbury Children's Books.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 December #1
*Starred Review* Seventeen-year-old Marty, who is out only to his Bible-thumping parents and two best friends, is desperate to leave his small hometown of Avery, Kentucky. So he lies to his parents, telling them that he's been accepted to study at London's Knightsbridge Academy of Music. Marty's soon off to England with a one-way ticket in his pocket, for though his parents don't know it, he plans to move to London permanently. Once there, he moves in with his cousin Shane, who is also gay and actually a student at the academy. In short order, Marty meets Shane's friends, most notably handsome Pierce, on whom he develops an instant crush. Though Marty's warned that Pierce is a user, love is blindâand complicated, don't you knowâand so he is deaf to the warnings. Meanwhile he quickly proves he's a brilliant oboist, but how is he going to make a living? Despite being an overachiever by nature, Marty is hampered by panic attacks and his sometimes-strained relationship with Pierce. Stamper (The Gravity of Us, 2020) does a beautiful job with his characters and their intricate relationships, and he's no slouch when it comes to plotting, either. On top of this, he writes believably about music, which isâdon't tell Marty's parentsâhis religion; and a beautiful one it is. Amen. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.
Phil Stamper is the author of The Gravity of Us. He grew up in a rural village near Dayton, Ohio. He has a B.A. in Music and an M.A. in Publishing with Creative Writing. And, unsurprisingly, a lot of student debt. He works for a major book publisher in New York City and lives in Brooklyn with his husband and their dog.
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