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37 Things I Love (in no particular order)

37 Things I Love (in no particular order)

Kekla Magoon

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)




Ellis only has four days of her sophomore year left, and summer is so close that she can almost taste it. But even with vacation just within reach, Ellis isn't exactly relaxed. Her father has been in a coma for years, the result of a construction accident, and her already-fragile relationship with her mother is strained over whether or not to remove him from life support. Her best friend fails even to notice that anything is wrong and Ellis feels like her world is falling apart. But when all seems bleak, Ellis finds comfort in the most unexpected places.

Life goes on, but in those four fleeting days friends are lost and found, promises are made, and Ellis realizes that nothing will ever quite be the same.

Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, ALA Rainbow Project Book List, CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI)


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Praise for 37 Things I Love (in no particular order)

“Magoon (Camo Girl) gently but unflinchingly explores difficult adolescent territory in this intelligent, affecting novel.” —Publishers Weekly

“…coming of age, death, hope, love--and Ellis is a character to care about and cheer on for a long, long time.” —Horn Book

“...[a] powerful outing from a rising star.” —Kirkus

In the Press

Read the Kirkus Review of 37 THINGS I LOVE (IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER) . Ellis experiences emotional turbulence as she copes with her father's extended coma and the pain of changing friendships. - Kirkus Reviews

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About the author

Kekla Magoon

Kekla Magoon is the author of Camo Girl and The Rock and the River, winner of the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award. She is a New York City-based editor, speaker, and educator. In addition to writing fiction, Kekla leads writing workshops for youth and adults, writes non-fiction titles for the education market, and is the co-editor of YA & Children's Literature for Hunger Mountain, the arts journal of Vermont College.

Kekla Magoon

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From the Publisher

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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