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Pieces

Pieces

For Ages: 12 and up
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A teen revives the legacy of his lost brother in this “exceptional” (Kirkus Reviews) companion to Iceman, from National Book Award finalist Chris Lynch.

When Eric’s brother Duane dies, his world breaks in two. Duane was his best friend—possibly his only friend. And Eric isn’t sure how to live in a world without Duane in it. Desperate to find a piece of his brother to hold on to, Eric decides to meet some of the people who received Duane’s organs.

He expects to meet perfect strangers. Instead he encounters people who become more than friends and almost like family—people who begin to help Eric put the pieces of his life back together for good.

From internationally acclaimed author Chris Lynch comes a gripping and enduring exploration of loss and recovery in this companion to the celebrated Iceman.
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  • Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | 
  • 192 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781442454415 | 
  • December 2013 | 
  • Grades 7 and up
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PHILOSOPHY

My brother is a philosopher. I know this because he’s told me, countless times. More than just a philosopher, even.

“Philoso-raptor,” he calls himself. “Swift of mind, rapaciously inquisitive.” On his twentieth birthday this year he alerted me to the fact that “at approximately two dumps a day, more than seven hundred a year, times twenty years, that puts me over the fourteen-thousand mark for squatting, most of it on the toilet. That, my man, is a lot of contemplation.”

That’s my brother.

He’s always telling me to be philosophical, to take things... see more

About the Author

Chris Lynch
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Chris Lynch

Chris Lynch is the Printz Honor Award–winning author of several highly acclaimed young adult novels, including Printz Honor Book Freewill, Iceman, Gypsy Davy, and Shadow Boxer—all ALA Best Books for Young Adults—as well as Killing Time in Crystal City, Little Blue Lies, Pieces, Kill Switch, Angry Young Man, and Inexcusable, which was a National Book Award finalist and the recipient of six starred reviews. He holds an MA from the writing program at Emerson College. He teaches in the Creative Writing MFA program at Lesley University. He lives in Boston and in Scotland.

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