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    Mar 07, 2017 | 416 Pages | Young Adult

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    Mar 07, 2017 | 416 Pages | Young Adult

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    Mar 07, 2017 | 416 Pages | Young Adult

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    Mar 07, 2017 | 630 Minutes | Young Adult

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Praise

An Indie Next List Selection

Zentner does an excellent job in creating empathetic characters, especially his protagonist Carver, a budding writer whose first-person account of his plight is artful evidence of his talent.”—Booklist, Starred

“Racial tensions, spoiled reputations, and broken homes all play roles in an often raw meditation on grief and the futility of entertaining what-ifs when faced with awful, irreversible events.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred

“[A] novel full of wisdom.” —Kirkus

“[The] kind of intelligent, intense, and life-affirming tale that will resonate with teens seeking depth and honesty.” —SLJ 

“An organic, frequently raw narrative.” –Horn Book

[E]xquisite and tragic.” –Shelf Awareness


Praise for Jeff Zentner’s The Serpent King


New York Times Notable Book
An Amazon Best Book of the Year
Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year
Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
BuzzFeed Best YA Book of the Year
A William C. Morris Award Finalist
An Indie Next List Top Ten Selection

Paste Magazine and popcrush.com Most Anticipated YA Book of the Year
A Publishers Weekly Spring 2016 Flying Start


Move over, John Green; Zentner is coming for you.” —The New York Public Library

Will fill the infinite space that was left in your chest after you finished The Perks of Being a Wallflower.” —BookRiot.com  

“A story about friendship, family and forgiveness, it’s as funny and witty as it is utterly heartbreaking.” —PasteMagazine.com

“A brutally honest portrayal of teen life . . . [and] a love letter to the South from a man who really understands it.” —Mashable.com

“Zentner’s great achievement — particularly impressive for a first novel — is to make us believe three such different people could be friends. He also manages to blend a dank, oppressive, Flannery O’Connor-esque sense of place with humor and optimism …. I adored all three of these characters and the way they talked to and loved one another.” —New York Times Book Review

“Characters, incidents, dialogue, the poverty of the rural South, enduring friendship, a desperate clinging to strange faiths, fear of the unknown, and an awareness of the courage it takes to survive, let alone thrive, are among this fine novel’s strengths. Zentner writes with understanding and grace—a new voice to savor.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred

“[T]his sepia-toned portrait of small-town life serves as a moving testament to love, loyalty, faith, and reaching through the darkness to find light and hope.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred

Pens would run dry if readers were to underline extraordinary sentences—the kind that are so true, or funny, or beautiful that they clamp hearts. . . . [An] extraordinary YA debut.” —Shelf Awareness, Starred
 
“The third-person narration manages to convey distinct flavor for each deeply personal and introspective storyline, so each character emerges as an authentic individual, flawed yet lovable, and readers will find themselves drawn by the heartstrings into their complex lives.” The Bulletin, Starred

“Thorough characterization and artful prose allow readers to intimately experience the highs and lows of these three friends …. Recommended for fans of John Green and Rainbow Rowell.” —School Library Journal

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