Nix Minus One


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$21.95  $20.41
Pajama Press
Publish Date
5.87 X 7.85 X 0.89 inches | 0.93 pounds

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About the Author

Jill MacLean


Writing with careful, evocative language, MacLean explores love in myriad forms.--Publishers Weekly
The story is complex and engaging, and the deep themes make this an excellent novel for study and discussion--Canadian Children's Book News
. . . an exceptional novel that is not to be missed.--Winnipeg Free Press
Readers used to a diet of cliché-ridden YA fiction will enjoy this refreshing take on the teenage plight . . . [T]he hard-won hopefulness of Nix's growth will linger with them long after the poetry ends.--School Library Journal
. . . a well-paced story that will leave readers thoroughly engaged with the characters.--The Montreal Gazette
[A] sensitive story . . . Beautifully descriptive . . .--The Calgary Herald
The novel's strength comes from the authenticity of Nix's emotional evolution . . . This is an absorbing, emotionally resonant book.--Quill & Quire
This meticulously-crafted novel-in-verse is as finely-honed as one of Nix's own woodworking projects . . . While Nix struggles to find his voice, MacLean's impeccable poetry - spare, evocative, and affecting - enables readers to enter into his mind and heart. And they will be amply rewarded by the experience.--Atlantic Books Today
YAs who are drawn to contemporary fiction and verse novels won't want to miss this . . .--Booklist
Well-crafted and intense, an engrossing family drama in which both young and old learn what it means to grow up.--Kirkus
As Nix struggles to find his voice, MacLean soothes us with the gorgeousness of her writing, the spare but perfect free verse of this unforgettable gem.--Open Book Toronto
MacLean has produced another wonderful novel. She is to be applauded for respecting her readership and refusing to shy away from difficult topics . . . **Highly Recommended.**--CM Magazine
[MacLean's] writing is strong and fluid but laced with vulnerability.--CanLit for LittleCanadians
. . . a story about a young man finding out who he really is. A strong book.--CBC summer Book Panel