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The Mysterious Disappearance of Aidan S. (as Told to His Brother)

The Mysterious Disappearance of Aidan S. (as Told to His Brother)

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New York Times bestselling author David Levithan takes young readers on twisting journey through truth, reality, and fantasy and belief.

Aidan disappeared for six days. Six agonizing days of searches and police and questions and constant vigils. Then, just as suddenly as he vanished, Aidan reappears. Where has he been? The story he tells is simply. . . impossible. But it's the story Aidan is sticking to.

His brother, Lucas, wants to believe him. But Lucas is aware of what other people, including their parents, are saying: that Aidan is making it all up to disguise the fact that he ran away.

When the kids in school hear Aidan's story, they taunt him. But still Aidan clings to his story. And as he becomes more of an outcast, Lucas becomes more and more concerned. Being on Aidan's side would mean believing in the impossible. But how can you believe in the impossible when everything and everybody is telling you not to?

Author: David Levithan
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Published: 02/02/2021
Pages: 224
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.75lbs
Size: 8.30h x 5.80w x 1.00d
ISBN: 9781984848598
Audience: Ages 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 4.3
Point Value: 6
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 510599 / Mysterious Disappearance of Aidan S. (as Told to His Brother)

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 01/04/2021
Kirkus Reviews 01/15/2021
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 03/01/2021
Booklist 03/01/2021 pg. 58
Shelf Awareness 02/23/2021
Horn Book Magazine 03/01/2021 pg. 95
School Library Journal 03/01/2021 pg. 96

About the Author
When not writing during spare hours on weekends, David Levithan is editorial director at Scholastic and the founding editor of the PUSH imprint, which is devoted to finding new voices and new authors in teen literature. His acclaimed novels Boy Meets Boy and The Realm of Possibility started as stories he wrote for his friends for Valentine's Day (something he's done for the past 22 years and counting) that turned themselves into teen novels. He's often asked if the book is a work of fantasy or a work of reality, and the answer is right down the middle--it's about where we're going, and where we should be.

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