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  • ISBN: 9780593206522
  • ISBN: 0593206509
  • ISBN: 9780593206508
  • Physical Description: 328 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Viking Children's Books, 2023.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: After a disastrous promposal at a party, seventeen-year-old Theo has an existential crisis in an empty bedroom, but as the night progresses, various classmates also seek refuge from the party, and Theo finds he is not as alone as he thinks he is.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 12 and up Viking Children's Books.
Grades 7-9. Viking Children's Books.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2023 March #2
    *Starred Review* Theo and his two best friends, Jay and Darren, are known around school for their flashy Friday dares. They're also stars on the track team, but it's the dares that have made them famous—and have landed them occasional detentions. When Jay dares Theo to ask Christian, his crush, to their junior prom, it seems like a can't-lose, especially since if he does it, wealthy Jay is promising to foot the bill for the prom that Theo couldn't afford on his own. Theo has already been wrestling with his changing friendship with white Jay, who just doesn't seem to understand him the same way that Darren, who's Black like Theo, does. But so what if Jay has been even weirder since Theo came out, when a perfect prom is on the line? But when the dare is a complete disaster, Theo winds up stuck in a bedroom at a Friday night party with a strange assortment of people he barely knows: a former friend, a student on the outside of everything, a girl who's the butt of every sexual joke, and a boy who Theo keeps seeing at his worst moments. Over the course of one night, the five start asking questions about the prejudices at their school, the realities of their friendships, and the truth about their own desires. Move over, Breakfast Club: this one has a lot to say. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2023 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Julian Winters is a bestselling and award-winning author of contemporary young adult fiction. His novels Running with Lions, How to Be Remy Cameron, and The Summer of Everything (Duet, 2018, 2019, 2020, respectively) received accolades for their positive depictions of diverse, relatable characters. A former management trainer, Julian currently lives outside of Atlanta, where he can be found reading, being a self-proclaimed comic book geek, or watching the only two sports he can follow--volleyball and soccer.

Subject: Interpersonal relations Juvenile fiction
Identity (Philosophical concept) Juvenile fiction
High schools Juvenile fiction
Schools Juvenile fiction
Interpersonal relations Fiction
Identity (Philosophical concept) Fiction
High schools Fiction
Schools Fiction
Genre: Novels.
Queer fiction.
Romance fiction.
Young adult fiction.

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