The Great American Whatever

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The Great American Whatever

By Tim Federle

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9781481404099, 288pp.

Publication Date: March 29, 2016

Description
From the award-winning author of "Five, Six, Seven, Nate "and "Better Nate Than Ever "comes a Holden Caulfield for a new generation ("Kirkus Reviews," starred review).
Quinn Roberts is a sixteen-year-old smart aleck and Hollywood hopeful whose only worry "used "to be writing convincing dialogue for the movies he made with his sister Annabeth. Of course, that was all before before Quinn stopped going to school, before his mom started sleeping on the sofa and before the car accident that changed everything.
Enter: Geoff, Quinn's best friend who insists it's time that Quinn came out at least from hibernation. One haircut later, Geoff drags Quinn to his first college party, where instead of nursing his pain, he meets a guy okay, a "hot" guy and falls, hard. What follows is an upside-down week in which Quinn begins imagining his future as a screenplay that might actually have a happily-ever-after ending if, that is, he can finally step back into the starring role of his own life story.


About the Author
Tim Federle is the award-winning author of the autobiographical novels "Better Nate Than Ever "and its sequel "Five, Six, Seven, Nate!" (Lambda Literary Award winner), which were named best books of the year by the "New York Times" and the American Booksellers Association, respectively, and called one of the best new middle grade series by "School Library Journal". "The Great American Whatever "was inspired by an accident near Tim s high school in Pittsburgh that changed the community forever. It is his first novel for young adults. Connect with the author on Instagram and Twitter at @TimFederle, and at TimFederle.com.