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  • ISBN: 0702322849 (ePub ebook)
  • ISBN: 9780702322846 (ePub ebook)
  • ISBN: 0702319198
  • ISBN: 9780702319198
  • ISBN: 1338618059
  • ISBN: 9781338618051
  • Physical Description: 283 pages ; 20 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Scholastic Press, 2022.

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Summary, etc.: "So begins Destination Unknown -- it's 1987 in New York City, and Micah is at a dance club, trying to pretend he's more out and outgoing than he really is. C.J. isn't just out -- he's complete out there, and Micah can't help but be both attracted to and afraid of someone who travels so loudly and proudly through the night. A connection occurs. Is it friendship? Romance? Is C.J. the one with all the answers... or does Micah bring more to the relationship that it first seems? As their lives become more and more entangled in the AIDS epidemic that's laying waste to their community, and the AIDS activism that will ultimately bring a strong voice to their demands, whatever Micah and C.J. have between them will be tested, strained, pushed, and pulled -- but it will also be a lifeline in a time of death, a bond that will determine the course of their futures."--Amazon.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 July #1
    *Starred Review* It's September 1987 when 17-year-old closeted teen Micah sees the fabulous CJ at a New York City dance club and feels immediately drawn to him. Circumstances dictate that the two will meet and, after a false start, become friends. CJ is endlessly fascinating to Micah, being the first openly gay person he has ever met, but then, much of gay life and culture are foreign to the innocent teen. CJ becomes his guide—when he can be trusted, that is, for he is no stranger to elaborate lies. "A boy likes to be mysterious," he protests. Part of the truth of CJ's mysterious life is revealed when Micah discovers that his new friend is an exotic dancer at a gay "Burlesk" theater. In the wake of this discovery, Micah becomes ambivalent about their growing friendship, wishing for more but afraid of then-rampant AIDS, the specter of which haunts this remarkable novel. Konigsberg has done a superb job of capturing a year at the height of the epidemic; indeed, the book is a marvel of verisimilitude as it explores AIDS' ineluctable impact on the lives of the two teens, who have come to love each other. Both CJ and Micah are beautifully realized characters, helping to make this the arguable best of Konigsberg's excellent novels, and that's high praise, indeed. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Bill Konigsberg is the author of six books for young adults, which have won awards including the Stonewall Book Award, the Sid Fleischman Award for Humor, and the Lambda Literary Award. Bill lives with his husband, Chuck, and their two Labradoodles, Mabel and Buford. Please visit him online at and @billkonigsberg.

Subject: AIDS (Disease) History 20th century Juvenile fiction
Gay teenagers Juvenile fiction
New York (N.Y.) History 20th century Juvenile fiction
AIDS activists Juvenile fiction
Identity (Psychology) Juvenile fiction
Gay teenagers Fiction
AIDS (Disease) History 20th century Fiction
New York (N.Y.) History 20th century Fiction
Gay teenagers
New York (State) New York
Genre: Gay fiction.
Historical fiction.

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