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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Moorhead Public Library Y QUI (Text) 33500013282678 New Checked out 01/30/2021
Moorhead Public Library Y QUI (Text) 33500013282686 New Checked out 02/09/2021

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  • ISBN: 9781250209139
  • ISBN: 1250209137
  • Physical Description: 297 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Roaring Books Press, [2020]

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"Seventeen is nothing like Codi Teller imagined. She's never crashed a party, never stayed out too late. She's never even been kissed. And it's not just because she's gay. It's because she and her two best friends, Maritza and JaKory, spend more time in her basement watching Netflix than engaging with the outside world. So when Maritza and JaKory suggest crashing a party, Codi is highly skeptical. Those parties aren't for kids like them. They’re for cool kids. Straight kids. But then Codi stumbles upon one of those cool kids, Ricky, kissing another boy in the dark, and an unexpected friendship is formed. In return for never talking about that kiss, Ricky takes Codi under his wing and draws her into a wild summer filled with late nights, new experiences, and one really cute girl named Lydia. The only problem? Codi never tells Maritza or JaKory about any of it. From author Kelly Quindlen comes a poignant and deeply relatable story about friendship, self-acceptance, what it means to be a Real Teenager. Late to the Party is an ode to late bloomers and wallflowers everywhere" -- Amazon.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 March #2
    Codi Teller is a teenager, but only in name. At 17 years old, Codi has yet to be a teenager in any of the ways you see on TV—sneaking out, partying, dating, rule-breaking kind of ways. When her two best friends, Maritza and JaKory, make plans to crash a party, Codi somehow finds herself interrupting a private moment between the host, Ricky, and another boy. Codi's accidental intrusion becomes the catalyst for a secret friendship that unlocks the forbidden world of teenagedom, where anything is possible, even romance with a beautiful girl. But Codi's secret comes with a growing stack of lies to her parents, her younger brother, and her two best friends. Heartfelt and fun, Quindlen's latest (Her Name in the Sky, 2014) brings together all the angst, excitement, and uncertainty of the teenage years in an LGBTQ+ friendly package. Fans of Becky Albertalli are sure to love this sometimes painfully relatable heroine and her journey of self-discovery. Codi Teller may be late to the party, but readers will be happy she showed up. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Kelly Quindlen is the author of the young adult novel Her Name in the Sky. A graduate of Vanderbilt University and a former teacher, Kelly has had the joy of speaking to PFLAG groups and high school GSAs. She currently serves on the leadership board of a non-profit for Catholic parents with LGBT children. Kelly lives in Atlanta.

Subject: Teenagers > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Lesbians > Fiction.
Gays > Fiction.
Teenage girls > Fiction.
Self-acceptance > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Coming of age > Fiction.
Genre: Young adult fiction.
Young adult works.

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