Not So Pure and Simple

by Lamar Giles

On Sale: 01/02/2020

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About the Book

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 he gets the girl, it'll all sort itself out. Right

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062349194
  • ISBN 10: 0062349198
  • Imprint: HarperCollins - US
  • On Sale: 01/02/2020
  • Pages: 400
  • List Price: 34.99 AUD
  • Age: From 13 years
  • BISAC1: Children's, Teenage & educational / People & places (Children's - Teenage)

Biography

Lamar "L. R." Giles writes stories for teens and adults. He's 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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