Genius girl, Bounce, and her two drifter sidekicks, Wiggins and Orange, are holding the Frog hostage. As the stakes grow higher and the guilt and tension mount, Wiggins begins to question his complicity and must choose where his loyalties lie. Not for the faint of heart, Adam Rapp’s mesmerizing narrative told in alternating viewpoints ventures deep into disturbing territory. A powerful, unforgettable story.
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Adam Rapp is the author of numerous young adult novels, including 33 Snowfish, Under the Wolf, Under the Dog, and The Buffalo Tree, which was the inspiration for this off-Broadway play The Metal Children. Adam Rapp has also written for TV (The L Word, In Treatment) and was shortlisted for a Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2006. He lives in New York City.Review:
Readers should know the kind of grueling, soulful, gut-punching work to expect from Rapp. Still, be warned: this is his most hellish - and hellishly readable - vision yet...he's also creating, book by book, a vital library of the furies and hopes of a forgotten underclass, and always in their own confused, desperate, and endlessly resourceful voices...few YA authors are so consistently lauded. Multiple copies may be required.
—Booklist (starred review)
Rapp's poetic use of language makes for a brutally beautiful read... The author continues to push the boundaries of fiction for teens by providing an unrelentingly real and intensely powerful voice for the disenfranchised youth who dangle on society's edge, forgotten until they commit random acts of violence because they have been shown no other way. Hard to read, impossible to forget.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
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Book Description Candlewick on Brilliance Audio, 2012. MP3 CD. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1455829501
Book Description Candlewick on Brilliance Audio, 2012. Compact Disc. Book Condition: Brand New. mp3 una edition. 7.25x5.25x0.50 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 1455829501