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Billy Sloat and Lydia Lemon don't have much in common, unless you count growing up on the same (wrong) side of the tracks, the lack of a mother, and a persistent loneliness that has inspired creative coping mechanisms. When the lives of these two loners are thrust together, Lydia's cynicism is met with Billy's sincere optimism, and both begin to question their own outlook on life. On top of that, weird happenings, including an impossible tornado and an all-consuming fog, are cropping up around them--maybe even because of them. And as the two grow closer and confront bigger truths about their pasts, they must also deal with such inconveniences as a narcissistic rock star, a war between unicorns and dragons, and eventually, of course, the apocalypse. With a unique mix of raw emotion, humor, and heart, the surreal plotline pulls readers through an epic exploration of how caring for others makes us vulnerable--and how utterly pointless life would be if we didn't.--from book jacket.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Pendleton Public Library YA REED (Text) 37801000647345 Young Adult Book Branch_Only_3months 09/30/2019 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781481481762
  • ISBN: 1481481762
  • Physical Description: 449 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Simon Pulse hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Simon Pulse, 2019.

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Billy Sloat and Lydia Lemon don't have much in common, unless you count growing up on the same (wrong) side of the tracks, the lack of a mother, and a persistent loneliness that has inspired creative coping mechanisms. When the lives of these two loners are thrust together, Lydia's cynicism is met with Billy's sincere optimism, and both begin to question their own outlook on life. On top of that, weird happenings, including an impossible tornado and an all-consuming fog, are cropping up around them--maybe even because of them. And as the two grow closer and confront bigger truths about their pasts, they must also deal with such inconveniences as a narcissistic rock star, a war between unicorns and dragons, and eventually, of course, the apocalypse. With a unique mix of raw emotion, humor, and heart, the surreal plotline pulls readers through an epic exploration of how caring for others makes us vulnerable--and how utterly pointless life would be if we didn't.--from book jacket.
Subject: Interpersonal relations > Young adult fiction.
High schools > Young adult fiction.
Schools > Young adult fiction.
Orphans > Young adult fiction.
Washington (State) > Young adult fiction.
Genre: Novels.
Topic Heading: Young adult fiction.

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