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Flannery

by Lisa Moore

tagged: general (see also headings under social themes), girls & women, magical realism
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list price: $18.95
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published: May 2016
pages: 272
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publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd
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A spellbinding story about chasing love, fighting family, losing friends and starting all over again, from the internationally acclaimed Lisa Moore.

Sixteen-year-old Flannery Malone has it bad. She’s been in love with Tyrone O’Rourke since the days she still believed in Santa Claus. But Tyrone has grown from a dorky kid into an outlaw graffiti artist, the rebel-with-a-cause of Flannery’s dreams, literally too cool for school.

Which is a problem, since he and Flannery are partners for the entrepreneurship class that she needs to graduate. And Tyrone’s vanishing act may have darker causes than she realizes.

Tyrone isn’t Flannery’s only problem. Her mother, Miranda, can’t pay the heating bills, let alone buy Flannery’s biology book. Her little brother, Felix, is careening out of control. And her best-friend-since-forever, Amber, has fallen for a guy who is making her forget all about the things she’s always cared most about — Flannery included — leading Amber down a dark and dangerous path of her own.

When Flannery decides to make a love potion for her entrepreneurship project, rumors that it actually works go viral, and she suddenly has a hot commodity on her hands. But a series of shattering events makes her realize that real-life love is far more potent — and potentially damaging — than any fairy-tale prescription.

Written in Lisa Moore’s exuberant and inimitable style, Flannery is by turns heartbreaking and hilarious, empowering and harrowing — often all on the same page. It is a novel whose spell no reader will be able to resist.

About the Author

Lisa Moore

LISA MOORE is the acclaimed author of the novels CaughtFebruary, and Alligator; the story collections Open and Something for Everyone; and the young-adult novel Flannery. Her books have won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and CBC’s Canada Reads, been finalists for the Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and been longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Moore is also the co-librettist, along with Laura Kaminsky, of the opera February, based on her novel of the same name. She lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
13 to 18
Grade:
8 to 12
Awards
  • Long-listed, International Dublin Literary Award
  • Short-listed, Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award
  • Commended, CBC Best Books of 2016
  • Commended, NP99: The Best Books of the Year
  • Commended, CCBC Best Books for Children and Teens
  • Commended, OLA Best Bets Top Ten
  • Commended, A Quill & Quire Kids' Book of the Year
Editorial Reviews

Flannery is perfectly planted in the sweet spot of YA writing. It’s good for the smart literary teen and the teen who plows through salacious bestsellers. It’s also for the adult who wants to remember how hard and how beautiful it was to be a teenager. This one is highly recommended.

— Quill and Quire

An engaging story and strong purchase with some valuable lessons about love, friendship, and growing up.

— School Library Journal

More than a teen romance, this poignant, intimate novel is a thoughtful, mature exploration of the joys — and hazards — of love of all sorts.

— Horn Book

Smart, bold, heartbreaking — sophisticated teen readers will be wowed.

— Kirkus Reviews

Older teens will identify closely with brave, vulnerable Flannery in her witty, edgy coming-of-age narrative.

— Shelf Awareness

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