Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 9781484758441, 320pp.
Publication Date: October 2, 2018
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When Lance's '93 Buick breaks down in the middle of nowhere, he tells himself Don't panic. After all, he's valedictorian of his class. First-chair trumpet player. Scholarship winner. Nothing can stop Lance Hendricks.
But the locals don't know that. They don't even know his name. Stuck in a small town, Lance could be anyone: a delinquent, a traveler, a maniac. One of the townies calls him Wildman, and a new world opens up.
He's ordering drinks at a roadhouse. Jumping a train. Talking to an intriguing older girl who is asking about his future. And what he really wants. As one day blurs into the next, Lance finds himself drifting farther from home and closer to a girl who makes him feel a way he's never felt before-like himself.
This debut novel by a remarkable new talent explores the relationship between identity and place, the power of being seen, and the speed at which a well-planned life can change forever.
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Praise For Wildman…
"I LOVE THIS BOOK. It's hilarious, sad, and unputdownable."—Laini Taylor, New York Times best-selling author and National Book Award Finalist
"Wildman is that good song that gets under your skin and respins your DNA."—Martha Brockenbrough, award-winning author of The Game of Love and Death
An Amazon Best Book Young Adult Book of 2017