An Indie Next List Pick In His First Contemporary Teen Novel, Critically Acclaimed Author And Two Time Edgar Award Finalist Lamar Giles Spotlights The Consequences Of Societal Pressure, Confronts Toxic Masculinity, And Explores The Complexity Of What It Means To Be A Real Man Del Has Had A Crush On Kiera Westing Since Kindergarten And Now, During Their Junior Year, She S Finally Available So When Kiera Volunteers For An Opportunity At Their Church, Del S Right Behind Her Though He Quickly Realizes He S Inadvertently Signed Up For A Purity PledgeHis Dad Thinks His Wires Are Crossed, And His Best Friend, Qwan, Doesn T Believe Any Girl Is Worth The Long Game But Del S Not About To Lose His Dream Girl, And That S Where Fellow Pledger Jameer Comes In He Can Put In The Good Word In Exchange, Del Just Has To Get Answers To The Pledgers Questions About Sex EdWith Other Boys Circling Kiera Like Sharks, Del Needs To Make His Move Fast But As He Plots And Plans, He Neglects To Ask The Most Important Question What Does Kiera Want He Can T Think About That Too Much, Though, Because Once He Gets The Girl, It Ll All Sort Itself Out Right
Lamar L R Giles writes books for teens and adults FAKE ID, his debut Young Adult Thriller, will be published by HarperCollins in 2014 He is represented by Jamie Weiss Chilton of the Andrea Brown Literary Agency and resides in Chesapeake, VA with his wife.
- 400 pages
- Not So Pure and Simple
- Lamar Giles
- 24 March 2019 Lamar Giles