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Althea & Oliver

No. of pages 400

Great for age 12-18 years
Althea Carter and Oliver McKinley have been best friends since they were six; she's the fist-fighting instigator to his peacemaker, the artist whose vision balances his scientific bent. Now, as their junior year of high school comes to a close, Althea has begun to want something more than just best friendship. Oliver, for his part, simply wants life to go back to normal, but when he wakes up one morning with no memory of the past three weeks, he can't deny any longer that something is seriously wrong with him. And then Althea makes the worst bad decision ever, and her relationship with Oliver is shattered. He leaves town for a clinical study in New York, resolving to repair whatever is broken in his brain, while she gets into her battered Camry and drives up the coast after him, determined to make up for what she's done. Their journey will take them from the rooftops, keg parties, and all-ages shows of their North Carolina hometown to the pool halls, punk houses, and hospitals of New York City before they once more stand together and face their chances. Set in the DIY, mix tape, and zine culture of the mid-1990s, Cristina Moracho's whip-smart debut is an achingly real story about identity, illness, and love-and why bad decisions sometimes feel so good.


This book has been graded for interest at 14-17 years.

There are 400 pages in this book. This book was published 2016 by Penguin Putnam Inc .

This is Cristina Moracho 's first novel. She lives in Brooklyn, New York and tweets at @cherielecrivain.

This book has been nominated for the following award:

Tayshas Reading
This book was recognised by the Tayshas Reading.

This book features the following character:

Althea Carter
This book features the character Althea Carter.

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