Not So Pure and Simple

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Author(s): Lamar Giles
Original Publish Date: Jan 21, 2020
Product Number: EB00758635
Released: Jan 21, 2020
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780062349217
Publisher: Quill Tree Books
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"Hysterical. I couldn't put it down." (Nic Stone) "I laughed, I gasped, I church grunted through every chapter." (Tiffany D. Jackson) "Heartfelt and hilarious on every page!" (Justin A. Reynolds) 4 starred reviews! * An Indie Next List Pick! Two-time Edgar Award finalist Lamar Giles spotlights the consequences of societal pressure, confronts toxic masculinity, and explores the complexity of what it means to be a "real man." Del has had a crush on Kiera Westing since kindergarten. And now, during their junior year, she's finally available. So when Kiera volunteers for an opportunity at their church, Del's right behind her. Though he quickly realizes he's inadvertently signed up for a Purity Pledge. His dad thinks his wires are crossed, and his best friend, Qwan, doesn't believe any girl is worth the long game. But Del's not about to lose his dream girl, and that's where fellow pledger Jameer comes in. He can put in the good word. In exchange, Del just has to get answers to the Pledgers' questions…about sex ed. With other boys circling Kiera like sharks, Del needs to make his move fast. But as he plots and plans, he neglects to ask the most important question: What does Kiera want? He can't think about that too much, though, because once he gets the girl, it'll all sort itself out. Right? "With true-to-life characters and a straightforward handling of sex, including often ignored aspects of male sexuality, Giles's thoughtful, hilarious read offers a timely viewpoint on religion, toxic masculinity, and teen sexuality." (Publishers Weekly, "An Anti-Racist Children's and YA Reading List")

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Author(s): Lamar Giles
Narrator(s): Korey Jackson
Product Number DD48867
Released: Jan 21, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781094106892
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Author(s): Lamar Giles
Narrator(s): Korey Jackson
Product Number Z100150542
Released: Jan 21, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Quill Tree Books
ISBN: #9780062974532