Tradition

Tradition

3.5 (1,778 ratings by Goodreads)
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"Deeply felt, powerful, devastating and, ultimately, hopeful." -- Nicola Yoon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything and The Sun Is Also a Star
"Powerful and necessary...an important, timely book." --Amber Smith, New York Times bestselling author of The Way I Used to Be
"A story that belongs in every library." --School Library Journal (starred review)
"A thoughtfully crafted argument for feminism and allyship." --Kirkus Reviews From New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Brendan Kiely, a stunning novel that explores the insidious nature of tradition at a prestigious boarding school. Prestigious. Powerful. Privileged. This is Fullbrook Academy. Jules Devereux just wants to keep her head down, avoid distractions, and get into the right college, so she can leave Fullbrook and its old-boy social codes behind. Jamie Baxter feels like an imposter at Fullbrook, but the hockey scholarship that got him in has given him a chance to escape his past and fulfill the dreams of his parents and coaches, whose mantra rings in his ears: Don't disappoint us. As Jules and Jamie's lives intertwine, and the pressures to play by the rules and to keep the school's toxic secrets, they are faced with a powerful choice: remain silent while others get hurt, or stand together against the ugly, sexist traditions of an institution that believes it can do no wrong.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 142 x 211 x 36mm | 408g
  • English
  • 1481480340
  • 9781481480345
  • 3,128,772

Review quote

* "There is no doubt: this is an important book that all young adults should read."-- "VOYA, starred review"
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About Brendan Kiely

Brendan Kiely is the New York Times bestselling author of All American Boys (with Jason Reynolds), The Last True Love Story, The Gospel of Winter, Tradition, and The Other Talk. His work has been published in ten languages; received a Coretta Scott King Author Honor Award, the Walter Dean Myers Award, and the Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award; has twice been awarded Best Fiction for Young Adults by the American Library Association; and has been a Kirkus Reviews Best Book. Originally from the Boston area, he now lives in New York City.
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Rating details

1,778 ratings
3.5 out of 5 stars
5 18% (321)
4 33% (579)
3 34% (603)
2 13% (225)
1 3% (50)
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