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Little & Lion

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When Suzette comes home to Los Angeles from her boarding school in New England, she isn't sure if she'll ever want to go back. L.A. is where her friends and family are (along with her crush, Emil). And her stepbrother, Lionel, who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, needs her emotional support.But as she settles into her old life, Suzette finds herself falling for someone new...the same girl her brother is in love with. When Lionel's disorder spirals out of control, Suzette is forced to confront her past mistakes and find a way to help her brother before he hurts himself - or worse.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 147 x 216 x 29mm | 454g
  • Little, Brown & Company
  • Little, Brown Young Readers
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0316349003
  • 9780316349000
  • 25,739

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" Hand [Little & Lion] to readers who like thoughtful, edgy stories with no easy answers."--VOYA * "From the threads of love and romance, to redefining family life, readers of all walks of life will find an entry point to this title."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review "With compelling honesty, Colbert portrays Suzette's evolving understanding of her sexuality, Lionel's longing for self-sufficiency alongside the challenges of his mental illness, and the difficulty of shifting familial relationships."--Horn Book "On the surface, this is a great book that beautifully navigates the elaborate landscapes of sexual orientation and mental health issues. But as I read on, I found myself deeply connected with Suzette, who is gorgeously depicted in all her complexities. This is a book and a protagonist I will long remember."--Bill Konigsberg, award-winning author of Openly Straight and Honestly Ben "A moving and well-realized examination of secrecy, trust, and intimacy."--Publishers Weekly * "A moving, diverse exploration of the challenges of growing up and the complicated nature of loyalty."--School Library Journal, starred review * "Colbert sensitively confronts misconceptions about mental illness, bisexuality, and intersectional identity....A vibrantly depicted Los Angeles."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review * "This superbly written novel teems with meaningful depth, which is perfectly balanced by romance and the languorous freedom of summer."--Booklist, starred review Praise for Little & Lion "Little and Lion is beautifully insightful, honest, and compassionate. Brandy's ability to find larger meaning in small moments is nothing short of dazzling."--National Book Award Finalist and #1 New York Times bestselling author Nicola Yoon "Colbert has put out a stunningly poignant novel... Readers who discover this book will be unable to put it down."--VOYA "Colbert's strong debut believably portrays self-delusion through a first-person voice-readers will see the protagonist's every mistake but also understand why she made them."--Booklist *"Colbert builds characters whose flaws, struggles, and bad decisions make them real and indelibly memorable . . and it's this complexity and empathy that set this gripping story apart."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) Praise for Pointe ..".drama, plus pointe shoes? Yes, please: this is one book that's bound to make a splash."--MTV News "Brandy Colbert takes us on an emotional and gorgeous journey with a protagonist who is trying to figure out where she fits in with her family as well as in the world. A book full of overwhelming love and courage."--Sara Farizan, author of Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel "Brandy Colbert further establishes herself as one of contemporary YA's biggest talents in this thoughtful and thought-provoking examination of identity, loyalty, and what it means to live with integrity. Little & Lion is a stunningly good novel."--Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of And I Darken Praise for Little & Lion "Little and Lion is beautifully insightful, honest, and compassionate. Brandy's ability to find larger meaning in small moments is nothing short of dazzling."--National Book Award Finalist and #1 New York Times bestselling author Nicola Yoonshow more

About Brandy Colbert

Brandy Colbert was born and raised in Springfield, Missouri. Her debut novel, Pointe, won the 2014 Cyblis Award for young adult fiction and was named a best book of 2014 by Publishers Weekly, BuzzFeed, Book Riot, and more. She was chosen as a Publishers Weekly Flying Start for spring 2014. Brandy works as a copyeditor and lives in Los Angeles, California.show more

Rating details

1,385 ratings
3.81 out of 5 stars
5 23% (317)
4 44% (614)
3 26% (354)
2 6% (83)
1 1% (17)
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