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Pinned

By Sharon G Flake   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545057332 Paperback
240 Pages | 5.28" x 8.02" | Ages 14 & Up

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545469845 Ebook
240 Pages | Ages 17 & Up

Award-winning author Sharon G. Flake presents a powerful novel about a teen boy and girl, each tackling disabilities.

Autumn and Adonis have nothing in common and everything in common. Autumn is outgoing and has lots of friends. Adonis is shy and not so eager to connect with people. But even with their differences, the two have one thing in common they're each dealing with a handicap. For Autumn, who has a learning disability, reading is a painful struggle that makes it hard to focus in class. But as her school's most aggressive team wrestler, Autumn can take down any problem. Adonis is confined to a wheelchair. He has no legs. He can't walk or dance. But he's a strong reader who loves books. Even so, Adonis has a secret he knows someone like Autumn can heal.

In time, Autumn and Adonis are forced to see that our greatest weaknesses can turn into the assets that forever change us and those we love.

Told in alternating voices, Pinned explores issues of self-discovery, friendship, and what it means to be different.

Raves & reviews:

Praise for Pinned:

* "The unflinching honesty with which Flake approaches her characters is what sells this story." Publishers Weekly, starred review

* "This brilliantly realized story is told alternately in their two distinctive voices, and readers will cheer Autumn's spirit and Adonis' drive." Kirkus, starred review