Not So Pure and Simple by Lamar Giles audiobook

Not So Pure and Simple

By Lamar Giles
Read by Korey Jackson

HarperTeen, HarperCollins 9780062349194

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • Available on 01/21/2020

    ISBN: 9781094106892

  • Available on 01/21/2020

    ISBN: 9781094106885

  • Available on 01/21/2020

    ISBN: 9781094106908

Category: Fiction/Coming-of-Age
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

An Indie Next List Pick!

In his first contemporary teen novel, critically acclaimed author and two-time Edgar Award finalist Lamar Giles spotlights the consequences of societal pressure, confronts toxic masculinity, and explores the complexity of what it means to be a “real man.”

Del has had a crush on Kiera Westing since kindergarten. And now, during their junior year, she’s finally available. So when Kiera volunteers for an opportunity at their church, Del’s right behind her. Though he quickly realizes he’s inadvertently signed up for a Purity Pledge.

His dad thinks his wires are crossed, and his best friend, Qwan, doesn’t believe any girl is worth the long game. But Del’s not about to lose his dream girl, and that’s where fellow pledger Jameer comes in. He can put in the good word. In exchange, Del just has to get answers to the Pledgers’ questions…about sex ed.

With other boys circling Kiera like sharks, Del needs to make his move fast. But as he plots and plans, he neglects to ask the most important question: What does Kiera want? He can’t think about that too much, though, because once get the girl, it’ll all sort itself out. Right?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“With a voice that’s original, hilarious, and so, so real, Lamar Giles’ Not So Pure and Simple is an exceptional treat from the moment it begins, and delivers a satisfying story all the way to the finish.” Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich, author of Two Naomis
"Not So Pure and Simplemanages to put real issues in the spotlight, like toxic masculinity and societal pressures on youth while still being a funny, heartfelt, and wildly charming read! Get ready to hug this book as you’ll be cheering for Del along the way!” Jay Coles, author of Tyler Johnson Was Here
“Heartfelt and hilarious on every page! Giles is not only adept at storytelling, he understands what makes us human.” Justin Reynolds, author of The Opposite of Always

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Lamar Giles

Author Bio: Lamar Giles

Lamar “L. R.” Giles never met a genre he didn’t like, having penned science fiction, fantasy, horror, and noir thrillers, among others. He is a Virginia native, a Hopewell High Blue Devil, and an Old Dominion University Monarch. He resides in Chesapeake, Virginia, with his wife. 

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Coming-of-Age
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English