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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)
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5.6 X 8.5 X 1.1 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author

Andrew Simonet is a choreographer and debut YA writer in Philadelphia. He co-directed Headlong Dance Theater for twenty years and founded Artists U, an incubator for helping artists make sustainable lives. He lives in West Philly with his wife, Elizabeth, and their two sons, Jesse Tiger and Nico Wolf. Wilder is his debut novel.


"Written with sparkling humor and cleverness, this book grabs the reader and does not let go, even after it ends. This emotionally charged title is a must-purchase." --VOYA, starred review

"Simonet's plotting is superb, and he sharply writes two unique characters, whose sparring will be as exciting to readers as it is to Jason and Meili. A fresh story, boldly told." --Booklist, starred review

"Simonet holds his cards very close to the vest throughout the narrative, creating Jason as a credible and sympathetic victim of some pretty rough circumstances as well as a righteous defender of endangered women. [A] suspenseful read a psychologically haunting finish." --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Instead of delivering a clear-cut moral and tidy resolution, debut author Simonet leaves readers to decide whether Jason's actions are justified and whether he is a criminal, a hero, or a victim." --Publishers Weekly

"A page-turning, mind-twisting adventure that illuminates the complexity of male violence-- Jason's story gripped me by the lapels and refused to let me look away." --Dashka Slater, award-winning author of The 57 Bus

"Wilder is unique, innovative, edgy. A powerful mixture of funny and serious that will jolt you into a deeper understanding of the relentless longing for love that we carry within us." --Francisco Stork, award-winning author of Marcelo in the Real World