Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 9780374317256, 208pp.
Publication Date: July 24, 2007
In this arresting new novel, Will Weaver creates an unforgettable character on the path to discovering that some blessings can be a curse--and some curses a blessing.
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Praise For Defect…
"Artful melding of fantastical elements in a realistic setting...Moreover, David and Cheetah are such empathetic characters and their relationship so palatable that the larger message about tolerance and self-acceptance will not be missed." —School Library Journal “The eerie cover and enticing premise will draw readers in for a big payoff.”—Booklist "Told with sensitivity and insight, this exploraiton of a young man's journety to self-acceptance seems particularly compelling in a world of extreme makeovers."--Kirkus Reviews "Weaver . . . skillfully interweaves the improbable with twenty-first-century realities in this provocative novel."—VOYA “Weaver’s message of acceptance of differences comes through loud and clear.”—The Horn Book "A touching story that has a lot to say about whether we wear our bodies or they wear us."—The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "Readers will have much to ponder." —IRA "This book should prompt interesting and productive discussions about differences, identitity and tolerance with high school students."— The ALAN Review