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The Resource The Porcupine of Truth

The Porcupine of Truth

Label
The Porcupine of Truth
Title
The Porcupine of Truth
Statement of responsibility
Bill Konigsberg
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Stonewall Book Award-winning novel from the author of Openly Straight and Honestly Ben! "Words like 'brilliant' are so overused when praising novels—so I won't use that word. I'll just think it." — Benjamin Alire Sáenz, author of Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe "Undeniably human and unforgettably wise, this book is a gift for us all." — Andrew Smith, author of Grasshopper Jungle Carson Smith is resigned to spending his summer in Billings, Montana, helping his mom take care of his father, a dying alcoholic he doesn't really know. Then he meets Aisha Stinson, a beautiful girl who has run away from her difficult family, and discovers a secret regarding his grandfather, who disappeared without warning or explanation decades before. Together, Carson and Aisha embark on an epic road trip to try and save Carson's dad, restore his fragmented family, and discover the "Porcupine of Truth" in all of their lives
Summary
Seventeen-year-old Carson Speier is bored of Billings, Montana, and resentful that he has to help his mother take care of his father, a dying alcoholic whom he has not seen in fourteen years--but then he meets Aisha, a beautiful African American girl who has run away from her own difficult family, and together they embark on a journey of discovery that may help them both come to terms with their lives
Storyline
Tone
Character
Award
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2015
  • Stonewall Book Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature, 2016.
  • Rainbow List, 2016.
  • YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2016.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10406815
Cataloging source
NJQ/DLC
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
670
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 9
  • 12
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Target audience
adolescent
Label
The Porcupine of Truth
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:ab5e69f2-3752-47c8-bc2c-d824251140bf
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780545648943
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Porcupine of Truth
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:ab5e69f2-3752-47c8-bc2c-d824251140bf
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780545648943
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Effie and Wilton Hebert Public LibraryBorrow it
      2025 Merriman St., Port Neches, TX, 77651, US
      29.981813 -93.955245
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