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ISBN:9780375845888

The Lighter Side of Life and Death

by C.K. Kelly Martin

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list price: $19.99
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback Hardcover
published: May 2010
ISBN:9780375845888
Description

Acclaimed YA author C. K. Kelly Martin offers a sexy, soulful story of one confused boy, two girls, and all the complications that ensue in this romantic feel-good love story that celebrates friendship, first love, first lust, and second chances.

Sixteen-year-old Mason Rice is having the night of his life. He's just delivered an incredible performance in the school play, basked in celebratory afterglow vibes at the party of the year, and lost his virginity to one of his best friends—the gorgeous but previously unobtainable Kat Medina. His dreams are coming true, and the future looks golden.

Unfortunately, Kat sees things very differently. Crossing the friendship line was a big mistake, and all she wants is to forget it and move on, even if that means forgetting Mason altogether. What's a guy to do? Well, if you're Mason, you hang your hopes on the first attractive twenty-three-year-old you cross paths with. At first Mason wonders if he's imagining the chemistry . . . until Colette invites him over to her apartment. Suddenly Mason's living in a whole new world.

About the Author
C.K. Kelly Martin is the author of such acclaimed novels as I Know It's Over, One Lonely Degree, The Lighter Side of Death, My Beating Teenage Heart, Yesterday, Tomorrow, The Sweetest Thing You Can Sing, and Delicate. A graduate of the Film Studies program at York University, Martin currently resides in Oakville, Ontario.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
14 to 100
Grade:
9 to 17
Awards
  • Short-listed, Bank Street Child Study Children's Book Award
Editorial Review

Starred Review, Booklist, March 15, 2010: "A more genuine representation of teen life would be hard to find."

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The Lighter Side of Life and Death

Mason Rice has just delivered an incredible performance in the school play, has been to the party of the year and has become intimate with his best friend, Kat Medina. Life couldn’t be better! But Kat doesn’t feel the same way and wishes they were still just friends. What’s a guy to do? Perhaps fall in love with the first 23-year-old he meets?

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2011.

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