Sunday, November 15, 2015

"All the Major Constellations"

New from Viking Books for Young Readers: All the Major Constellations by Pratima Cranse.

About the book, from the publisher:

When you’re about to face the world, who do you turn to?

Andrew is leaving high school behind and looking ahead to a fresh start at college and distance from his not-so-secret infatuation: Laura Lettel. But when a terrible accident leaves him without the companionship of his two best friends, Andrew is cast adrift and alone—until Laura unexpectedly offers him comfort, friendship, and the support of a youth group of true believers, fundamentalist Christians with problems and secrets of their own. Andrew is curiously drawn to their consuming beliefs, but why? Is it only to get closer to Laura? And is Laura genuinely interested in Andrew, or is she just trying to convert him?

This provocative and compelling debut novel will resonate deeply with readers as it explores questions of identity, sexuality, and spirituality.
Visit Pratima Cranse's website.

--Marshal Zeringue