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5.84 X 8.42 X 0.77 inches | 0.01 pounds

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About the Author

Chris Lynch is the author of many acclaimed young adult novels, including Little Blue Lies, Pieces, Angry Young Man, the National Book Award Finalist Inexcusable, and the Printz Honor Book Freewill. Chris is on the faculty of the creative writing MFA program at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. When he's not teaching or visiting family in Boston, he lives in Scotland.


"A concise exploration of manhood, heroism and the psychology of a small northern town in the aftermath of a fire that kills two firefighters. An affecting and insightful drama."--Kirkus Reviews
"Chris Lynch has brought to the page a novel about the depth of loss, the journey to recovery, and all that lies in between. And in his skilled hand, this becomes a story about all of us."--Three-time Newbery Honor author Jacqueline Woodson
"Russ' friendships are so real they hurt. The story hurts, too, but that's how it should be."--ALA Booklist
"Lynch's writing has a lyrical, almost musical quality. But underneath this, buoying the story all along, is a fighting spirit, a humor, hopefulness and passion for life.--BookPage
"I cannot recommend this book enough. A winner by all measures. Outstanding!"--Graham Salisbury, award-winning author of UNDER THE BLOOD RED SUN
"In Hothouse, Lynch has once again masterfully introduced the reader into the very depths of the young male psyche. Hothouse is a satisfying read, beginning to end."--Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) (starred review)
"An understated yet moving story about heroism, community opinion, the evanescence of reputation, and father-son love."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (starred review)
"Lynch expertly explores the gap between public perception and reality."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)