A very, very bad thing

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Marley is one of the only gay kids in his North Carolina town -- and he feels like he might as well be one of the only gay kids in the universe. Or at least that's true until Christopher shows up in the halls of his high school. Christopher's great to talk to, great to look at, great to be with-and he seems to feel the same way about Marley. It's almost too good to be true. There's a hitch (of course): Christopher's parents are super conservative, and super not okay with him being gay. That doesn't stop Marley and Christopher from falling in love. Marley is determined to be with Christopher through ups and downs-until an insurmountable down is thrown their way. Suddenly, Marley finds himself lying in order to get to the truth-and seeing the suffocating consequences this can bring. In A Very, Very Bad Thing, Jeffery Self unforgettably shows how love can make us do all the wrong things for all the right reasons-especially if we see them as the only way to make love survive.
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9781338118407
9781338272833
9781338118421
Lexile measure:
860L
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subject_facet Friendship -- Fiction, Gay teenagers -- Fiction, Homophobia -- Fiction, Honesty -- Fiction, Parent and child -- Fiction, Prejudices -- Fiction, Suicide -- Fiction, Truthfulness and falsehood -- Fiction, Winston-Salem (N.C.) -- Fiction, Young adult fiction
title_display A very, very bad thing
title_full A Very, Very Bad Thing, A very, very bad thing / Jeffery Self
title_short A very, very bad thing
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topic_facet Friendship, Gay teenagers, Homophobia, Honesty, Parent and child, Prejudices, Suicide, Truthfulness and falsehood, Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Literature, Young adult fiction