The 39 Deaths of Adam Strand

The 39 Deaths of Adam Strand

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Adam Strand isn't depressed. He's just bored. Disaffected. So he kills himself--39 times. No matter the method, Adam can't seem to stay dead; he awakes after each suicide alive and physically unharmed, more determined to succeed and undeterred by others' concerns. But when his self-contained, self-absorbed path is diverted, Adam is struck by the reality that life is an ever-expanding web of impact and forged connections, and that nothing--not even death--can sever those bonds.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 314 pages
  • 145 x 213 x 30mm | 408g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0525425659
  • 9780525425656
  • 1,060,117

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Praise for The 39 Deaths of Adam Strand
"A riveting second novel that explores the issue of suicide with a philosophical, never sensational, approach. . . . Requires careful reading of the issues it addresses, but the effort is well worth it."
--Booklist, starred review
"Fans of gritty realistic fiction such as Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak and Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why will appreciate Adam's thoughtful, authentic adolescent voice, and the honesty and boldness with which Galloway treats the issue of suicide."
"A compelling, sophisticated novel that explores the relationship between death and the meaning of life."
"Galloway has written a thoughtful, darkly humorous, philosophical novel with great chapter titles that reads, in a way, like homage to some of the greatest writers of literature."
"A moody, compelling read."--Kirkus Reviews
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About Gregory Galloway

Gregory Galloway received an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. His first novel, "As Simple As Snow," was a recipient of the Alex Award. This is his first YA novel.
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825 ratings
3.17 out of 5 stars
5 17% (142)
4 22% (181)
3 31% (252)
2 21% (173)
1 9% (77)
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