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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library Y GIL (Text) 33500013211941 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library Y GIL (Text) 33500013211958 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062349194
  • ISBN: 0062349198
  • Physical Description: 389 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : HarperTeen, [2020]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
High school junior Del Rainey unwittingly joins a Purity Pledge class at church, hoping to get closer to his long-term crush, Kiera.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 13 up. HarperTeen.
Grades 10-12. HarperTeen.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 January #1
    *Starred Review* Del Rainey and his best friend, Qwan, are known for their sexual conquests and wild times with girls in town. Even so, he's always had his eye set on Kiera Westing—the hottest and most unavailable girl at school. So when Del sees an opportunity to spend time with Kiera, he doesn't care that that time will be spent taking purity pledge classes at church. Even though he had no intention of being pure, Del finds himself challenged and stretched to check his own behavior toward girls as he spends more time with the Purity Pledgers. What he thought would be a surefire way into Kiera's heart becomes an experience that reveals just how toxic his own behavior toward women is. Readers will find themselves rooting for Del because he's such a likeable character, but a shocking event will illuminate just how poor his decisions have been to date. This title grapples with the many ways that toxic masculinity drives the actions of people, from the pastor's love of public shaming to Del's inability to accept no as an answer from girls. With a fresh perspective, Giles takes care to flesh out his full cast of characters, creating an intricate, multifaceted web of misogyny and its detrimental impact. Grades 8-12. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 January #1
    *Starred Review* Del Rainey and his best friend, Qwan, are known for their sexual conquests and wild times with girls in town. Even so, he's always had his eye set on Kiera Westing—the hottest and most unavailable girl at school. So when Del sees an opportunity to spend time with Kiera, he doesn't care that that time will be spent taking purity pledge classes at church. Even though he had no intention of being pure, Del finds himself challenged and stretched to check his own behavior toward girls as he spends more time with the Purity Pledgers. What he thought would be a surefire way into Kiera's heart becomes an experience that reveals just how toxic his own behavior toward women is. Readers will find themselves rooting for Del because he's such a likeable character, but a shocking event will illuminate just how poor his decisions have been to date. This title grapples with the many ways that toxic masculinity drives the actions of people, from the pastor's love of public shaming to Del's inability to accept no as an answer from girls. With a fresh perspective, Giles takes care to flesh out his full cast of characters, creating an intricate, multifaceted web of misogyny and its detrimental impact. Grades 8-12. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Dating (Social customs) > Juvenile fiction.
Christian life > Juvenile fiction.
High schools > Juvenile fiction.
Schools > Juvenile fiction.
Families > Virginia > Juvenile fiction.
African Americans > Juvenile fiction.
Virginia > Juvenile fiction.
Dating (Social customs) > Fiction.
Christian life > Fiction.
High schools > Fiction.
Schools > Fiction.
Family life > Virginia > Fiction.
African Americans > Fiction.
Virginia > Fiction.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Coming of Age.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Dating & Sex.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / People & Places / United States / African American.

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