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Down and Across by Arvin Ahmadi

Down and Across

Down and Across by Arvin Ahmadi
Feb 06, 2018 | 336 Pages
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    Feb 06, 2018 | 336 Pages | Young Adult

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“Arvin Ahmadi’s novel shares a lot in common with its irrepressible hero, Saaket. It’s quirky and charming, wise and unpredictable, and, dare I say it, full of big-hearted grit.” —Khaled Hosseini, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Kite Runner 

“Arvin Ahmadi’s voice will be a dynamic entry into YA literature. Down and Across is a thrilling game-changer that touches on the universal journey of self-discovery with a deft hand and riotous humor.” —Adam Silvera, New York Times bestselling author of More Happy Than Not and History Is All You Left Me

“Arvin Ahmadi’s earnest debut is a charming romp of a book, a heartfelt tour of a city through the bright eyes of a hopeful heart. Ahmadi proves his grit and then some with Down and Across.” —David ArnoldNew York Times bestselling author of Kids of Appetite and Mosquitoland

“Charmingly funny, intensely relatable, and unexpectedly moving—Down and Across is a big-hearted gem of a debut from an exciting new voice.” —Jasmine Warga, author of My Heart and Other Black Holes and Here We Are Now

★ ”Witty, smart, and inspiring, the novel celebrates life’s big and little surprises and the connections made between people that lead to profound changes.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

★ “A story of friendship, growing up, and learning to commit to something.” —School Library Journal, starred review

“Debut author Ahmadi sets up a meet-cute with a manic-pixie-dream-girl type, but he refreshingly upends those tropes, instead telling a smart story about transformation . . . Both Saaket and Fiora emerge as multifaceted personalities with an engaging dynamic, and readers will easily cheer Saaket on as he blunders through toward meaningful growth.” —Booklist

Utterly satisfying.“ —VOYA

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