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The Reckless Kind by Carly Heath
Nov 02, 2021 | ISBN 9781641292818

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Praise for The Reckless Kind

“A beautiful and triumphant debut; this trio of fierce yet loving queer teens boldly making their way in the world has won a place in my heart, just like they will yours!”
Sarah Glenn Marsh, author of the Reign of the Fallen series

“Three queer disabled teens forge their own path to love, family, and independence in this nuanced, delightful, and beautifully set historical adventure. If you read to be inspired that a better future is out there and in your control, this is the book for you.”
—Dahlia Adler, editor of That Way Madness Lies

“Carly Heath’s writing jumps off the page to create an immersive world with lovable, queer characters who will steal your heart. A gorgeous tale of love and friendship, The Reckless Kind will utterly transport you.”
—Rosiee Thor, author of Tarnished Are the Stars

“Although the setting might be the cold fjords of Scandinavia, The Reckless Kind is a book full of warmth, heart, and grit. Through great tragedies and even greater love, it captures from the first word with its stellar writing and vivid characters a truly beautiful story that will wrap around your heart and never let go.”
—Diana Pinguicha, author of A Curse of Roses

“Those who appreciate stories of teens forging their own trails in a society that pushes them on a narrow path will grab The Reckless Kind and not let go. While Asta is being told who she must love, Erlend is told who he cannot love, and their struggles to choose and keep their soulmates will resonate across time and place. Heath’s setting is a magical world of twilight and night where intrigues brew and quirky, courageous young people show the way to a more humane world.”
—Lyn Miller-Lachmann, author of Gringolandia

The Reckless Kind is an exquisite debut. Heath has crafted a folktale about found families and the breadth of love that’s both immediate and timeless. I didn’t want to put it down—it felt like coming home.”
—Saundra Mitchell, author of All the Things We Do in the Dark and editor of Out Now

“The plot is engaging, but the real magic lies in the characters and their relationships. Each has a condition that they struggle with to varying degrees . . . Their disabilities have a material impact on their lives—and on the story—but, crucially, don’t define them. The author explores their experiences with care and reminds readers that no one is “perfect”; the line between able and disabled is socially constructed and movable . . . A tender tale of queer love, disability, and self-discovery.”
—Kirkus Reviews

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