Inexcusable: 10th Anniversary Edition (Anniversary)

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Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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5.6 X 0.4 X 8.2 inches | 0.3 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.


"This raw and powerful book will hammer its way into your heart and haunt you. The world needs this story. And you want to read it -- trust me."--Laurie Halse Anderson, Printz Honor-Winning Author of Speak
"Chris Lynch is the best pure YA writer we have -- he has the guts, he has the chops, and like his readers, he'll take a close look at anything. Inexcusable is irresistible, in its limning of the spaces between brutality and grace, between the soul and the law. Start at page one -- you'll never stop."--Bruce Brooks, Newbery Honor-Winning Author of The Moves Make the Man
"Inexcusable is a not-to-be-missed chapter in the anthropology of ritual male dating behavior. From the first phrase to the last phrase, Chris Lynch creates a character with such flawless self-deception that the reader mistakes being seduced with being stalked. In the end you become the books trophy, and you'll find your head mounted on the cover."--Jack Gantos, Printz Honor-Winning Author of Hole In My Life
*"A finely crafted and thought-provoking page-turner"--School Library Journal, starred review
*"Expertly drawn...A nuanced, wholly believable character that will leave many readers shaking with recognition...Unforgettable."--Booklist, starred review
*"Lynch hits a home run with this provocative, important read."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"An interesting companion piece to Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak."--KLIATT
*"With his portrait of Keir, Lynch makes it nearly impossible for readers to see the world in black-and-white terms. This book is guaranteed to prompt heated discussions."--Publishers Weekly, starred review
*"Lynch's masterful exploration of the difference between perception and reality is fascinating. Teens will reread this short but complex story debating the issues of violence and responsibility."--VOYA, starred review