The Unlikelies

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Author: Firestone, Carrie

Brand: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Number Of Pages: 336

Release Date: 06-06-2017

Details: Product Description Five teens embark on a summer of vigilante good samaritanism in a novel that's part The Breakfast Club, part The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, and utterly captivating. Rising high school senior Sadie is bracing herself for a long, lonely, and boring summer. But things take an unexpected turn when she steps in to help rescue a baby in distress and a video of her good deed goes viral. Suddenly internet-famous, Sadie's summer changes for the better when she's introduced to other "hometown heroes." These five very different teens form an unlikely alliance to secretly right local wrongs, but when they try to help a heroin-using friend, they get in over their heads and discover that there might be truth in the saying "no good deed goes unpunished." Can Sadie and her new friends make it through the summer with their friendships--and anonymity--intact? This rich and thought-provoking novel takes on timely issues and timeless experiences with a winning combination of romance, humor, and wisdom. From School Library Journal Gr 9 Up—Sadie is convinced that the summer before her senior year will be boring. All her friends have graduated and are leaving their small community in the Hamptons. Sadie is stuck working at the farm stand and whiling away her evenings with her parents. An unpredictable and violent attack changes Sadie's summer—and her life—in the blink of an eye. Suddenly, she is an Internet sensation and local news darling. A "hometown hero" lunch brings Sadie together with four other teenagers, sealing their fates as a misfit band of do-gooders. They take on social media trolls and negativity, creating a team that fights for underdogs and positivity. Things get tough when they go up against a local heroin dealer in an attempt to save an addicted friend. The challenges these unlikely friends face are handled with humor, love, and authentic emotions. Firestone creates characters reflective of the teenagers who will read and fall in love with these Unlikelies. Sadie's attack will shock readers into rooting for her and her friends to rise above and beat the bad guys. The elements of romance, friendship, and family prevent the story from feeling preachy and move readers along at a comfortable pace. Fans of Maureen Johnson will appreciate the exploration of friendship and romance with a touch of humor. VERDICT A feel-good tale of friendship that's perfect for any YA collection.—Carrie Finberg, South Park High School, PA Review Praise for The Unlikelies: "Fans of Maureen Johnson will appreciate the exploration of friendship and romance with a touch of humor.... A feel-good tale of friendship that's perfect for any YA collection." - School Library Journal "This unlikely story is likely to be a hit."- Kirkus Reviews "A memorable blend of the serious, madcap, and romantic." - Publishers Weekly "The book makes the pushback against meanness entertainingly adventurous and clandestine."- BCCB "The Unlikelies is the summer read that'll remind you how much good there really is in the world, and of how much impact even the smallest acts of kindness can have."- Bustle "This is a great book to recommend to fans of reluctant heroes, anti-bullying tales, and New York City romps."- VOYA Praise for The Loose Ends List: * "A poignant and important story about compassion, love, and the decision to live life on your own terms--right up to the very last minute." --- Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review) "Filled with equal amounts of laugh- and tear-inducing moments, this debut novel will be impossible to put down. Fans of Jenny Downham's Before I Die or Jonathan Tropper's This Is Where I Leave You will enjoy this unique story about dying on one's own terms. With its fresh, original plot and thought-provoking themes, this title will have a high teen appeal." --- School Library Journal "A bright, promising debut that will resonate."- Booklist "A sweet story of a young girl growing and learning about t

EAN: 9780316382861

Languages: English

Binding: Hardcover

Item Condition: New