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One Death, Nine Stories
Edited by Marc Aronson and Charles R. Smith Jr.

    Publication Date: Aug 26, 2014
    List Price: $16.99
    Format: Hardcover, 160 pages
    Classification: Fiction
    Target Age Group: Young Adult
    ISBN13: 9780763652852
    Imprint: Candlewick Press
    Publisher: Candlewick Press
    Parent Company: Candlewick Press

    Hardcover Description:

    How could one teenage boy’s life elicit other kids’ first experiences — even after he dies? Nine interconnected stories from nine top YA writers.

    Kev’s the first kid their age to die. And now, even though he’s dead, he’s not really gone. Even now his choices are touching the people he left behind. Ellen Hopkins reveals what two altar boys (and one altar girl) might get up to at the cemetery. Rita Williams-Garcia follows one aimless teen as he finds a new life in his new job — at the mortuary. Will Weaver turns a lens on Kevin’s sister as she collects his surprising effects — and makes good use of them. Here, in nine stories, we meet people who didn’t know Kevin, friends from his childhood, his ex-girlfriend, his best friend, all dealing with the fallout of his death. Being a teenager is a time for all kinds of firsts — first jobs, first loves, first good-byes, firsts that break your heart and awaken your soul. It’s an initiation of sorts, and it can be brutal. But on the other side of it is the rest of your life.

    With stories by:
    Chris Barton
    Nora Raleigh Baskin
    Marina Budhos
    Ellen Hopkins
    A.S. King
    Torrey Maldonado
    Charles R. Smith Jr.
    Will Weaver
    Rita Williams-Garcia

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