The Lightness of Hands

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Product Details

Price
$18.99
Publisher
Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
Publish Date
Pages
400
Dimensions
5.7 X 8.3 X 1.6 inches | 1.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780062382894

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About the Author

Before becoming a writer, Jeff Garvin acted in films and TV and was the front man of a nationally touring rock band. He is the author of Symptoms of Being Human, which was a Lambda Literary Award finalist and was also named one of the YALSA Top Ten Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, was an ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults selection, and was on the 2017 Rainbow Book List, and The Lightness of Hands. Jeff lives in Southern California, surrounded by adorable, shedding beasts.

Reviews

"An important, moving portrayal of the way mental illness affects the life of a teenage girl; a worthy addition to any library."--School Library Journal (starred review)
"Garvin's portrayal of Ellie's bipolar experience is exceptional; the world of magic is also superbly rendered."--Kirkus Reviews
"Garvin uses his knowledge of magic and personal experience with bipolarism to add insight to this dramatic story as he skillfully evokes the traveling performers' gritty lifestyle and the enticement of illusion."--Publishers Weekly
"An #OwnVoices story about identity in the face of a mental illness, honesty to self and others, and delayed grief, that takes readers on both a literal and internal journey."--ALA Booklist