Nix Minus One

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Product Details

Price
$21.95  $20.19
Publisher
Pajama Press
Publish Date
Pages
287
Dimensions
5.87 X 0.89 X 7.85 inches | 0.93 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781927485248

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About the Author

Lifelong poet and writer Jill MacLean took the literary world by storm when she began writing for children in 2008. Her honors include the Ann Connor Brimer and Red Cedar book awards, the IBBY Honor List, the USBBY Outstanding International Books Honor list, and the VOYA Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers list. Nix Minus One was a White Ravens Choice, a PW "Best New Books" pick; it won the Ann Connor Brimer Award and was nominated for the CLA Young Adult Book Award.

Reviews

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 clichΓ©-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