Can Cameron find what he’s looking for?
All 16-year-old Cameron wants is to get through high school—and life in general—with a minimum of effort. It’s not a lot to ask. But that’s before he’s given some bad news: he’s sick and he’s going to die. Which totally sucks. Hope arrives in the winged form of Dulcie, a loopy punk angel/possible hallucination with a bad sugar habit. She tells Cam there is a cure—if he’s willing to go in search of it. With the help of a death-obsessed, video-gaming dwarf and a yard gnome, Cam sets off on the mother of all road trips through a twisted America into the heart of what matters most.
Starred Review, Booklist, August 1, 2009:
"An unforgettable, nearly indefinable fantasy adventure."
Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, August 3, 2009:
"Bray's surreal humor may surprise fans."
WINNER 2009 - Children's Book Sense Pick
WINNER 2009 - Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book of the Year
WINNER 2009 - Booklist Books for Youth Editors' Choice
WINNER 2010 - Michael L. Printz Award Winner
WINNER 2010 - ALA Best Books for Young Adults
WINNER 2010 - NCSS/CBC Notable Children's Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies
SUBMITTED - New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age
NOMINEE - New Jersey Garden State Teen Book Award
WINNER - ALA Best Books for Young Adults
WINNER - Chicago Public Librarys Best of the Best books
WINNER - New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age
WINNER - Michael L. Printz Award Winner
Libba Bray is the author of the New York Times bestselling Gemma Doyle Trilogy. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit her at www.libbabray.com.