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  • ISBN: 9781250812261
  • ISBN: 1250812259
  • ISBN: 9781250812254
  • Physical Description: 442 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Tor Publishing Group, 2023.

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Summary, etc.: Seventeen-year-old queer adoptee Manny, now homeless, sets out to find his sister Elena, who is still enmeshed in Christ's Dominion, the community that abandoned him, but the journey is fraught with danger, as he is forced to confront the religious trauma from his past.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2023 March #1
    *Starred Review* The world hasn't been kind to 17-year-old Manny, but meeting the friendly and supportive Varela family has at least given him the chance to escape Christ's Dominion church and its manipulative leader, Deacon Thompson. After years of being moved between foster homes, Manny and older sister Elena (who are coded as Latinx) were adopted by the Sullivans, a white, religious couple whom Manny immediately—and rightfully—distrusted. Now, after finally managing to escape the pull of the Sullivans and Christ's Dominion, Manny embarks on a journey toward self-discovery and healing with the help of the Varelas. But when a dead body is reported near a religious camp by Idyllwild, California, Manny can't help but wonder if it's Elena. The novel is populated by a diverse supporting cast of queer characters and people of color, with the exception of the mostly white adults who make up Christ's Dominion. Oshiro's storytelling is unsettling and even upsetting, in the best possible way. The novel forgoes chapter numbers or titles, jumping between time frames and points of view to create a purposeful narrative whiplash. Into the Light is a thoughtful, beautiful, riveting thriller that fans of dynamic character building, gritty mystery, and searing social commentary will devour in a heartbeat. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2023 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

MARK OSHIRO is the #1 New York Times bestselling, award-winning Latinx queer author of Anger Is a Gift, Each of Us a Desert, and Into the Light, as well as their middle grade books The Insiders, You Only Live Once, David Bravo, and Star Wars Hunters: Battle for the Arena. They are the coauthor (with Rick Riordan) of The Sun and the Star: A Nico Di Angelo Adventure. When not writing, they are trying to pet every dog in the world.

Subject: Psychic trauma Juvenile fiction
Gay men Juvenile fiction
Identity (Philosophical concept) Juvenile fiction
Evangelists Juvenile fiction
Siblings Juvenile fiction
Adoption Juvenile fiction
Homeless persons Juvenile fiction
Mexican Americans Juvenile fiction
Psychic trauma Fiction
Gay men Fiction
Identity Fiction
Evangelists Fiction
Siblings Fiction
Adoption Fiction
Homeless persons Fiction
Mexican Americans Fiction
Genre: Novels.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Gay fiction.
Queer fiction.
Young adult fiction.

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