The Alex Crow (Hardcover)

By Andrew Smith

Dutton Books for Young Readers, 9780525426530, 336pp.

Publication Date: March 10, 2015

List Price: 18.99*
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"Andrew Smith is the Kurt Vonnegut of YA . . . Smith's novels] are the freshest, richest, and weirdest books to hit the YA world in years." --Entertainment Weekly

Skillfully blending multiple story strands that transcend time and place, award-winning Grasshopper Jungle author Andrew Smith chronicles the story of Ariel, a refugee who is the sole survivor of an attack on his small village. Now living with an adoptive family in Sunday, West Virginia, Ariel's story is juxtaposed against those of a schizophrenic bomber and the diaries of a failed arctic expedition from the late nineteenth century . . . and a depressed, bionic reincarnated crow.

About the Author

Andrew Smith knew ever since his days as editor of his high school newspaper that he wanted to be a writer. His books include the Michael L. Printz Honor-winning Grasshopper Jungle and Winger. Smith prefers the seclusion of his rural Southern California setting, where he lives with his family.