GOOD KINGS BAD KINGS

By Susan Nussbaum
Algonquin BooksNovember 2013
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Trade Paperback320 pages, $14.95, ISBN: 9781616203252
Subject: Coming of Age / Personal Challenges / Personal Discovery

"Nussbaum wonderfully sweetens a stark subject with doses of idiosyncratic humor and hard-earned pathos . . . [she] upholds the individuality and integrity of her characters, never stooping to saccharine cliches or Hollywood manipulation . . . [a] moving story."The Wall Street Journal

"This is a world as foreign to most as another planet. That Nussbaum is able to make it as real and as painful and joyful and alive as she does is a spectacular accomplishment . . . a joy for readers."Chicago Tribune

"Each character tells his or her own story in alternating chapters with lively, diverse, authentic voices . . . Nussbaum will have readers rooting for these brave, vulnerable teens to fight for better lives."School Library Journal

"Saucy, brutally funny, gritty, profane, poignant and real."The Kansas City Star

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