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YOUNG ADULT FICTION
Jugendliche: persönliche und soziale Themen: physische und psychische Gesundheitszustände
Jugendliche: Soziale Themen
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Maxine and Jonah meet in the canned goods aisle just as California is going into lockdown. Max's part-time job as a personal grocery shopper is about to transform into a hellish gauntlet. Jonah's preexisting anxiety is about to become an epic daily struggle. As Max and Jonah get to know each other through FaceTime dates, socially distanced playground hangs, and the escalating heartbreaks of the pandemic, they're pushed apart by what they don't share and pulled closer by what they do.
As thoughtful, probing, and informed as it is buoyant, romantic, and funny, Hello (From Here) cuts across differences in class, privilege, and mental health, all thrown into stark relief by the COVID-19 pandemic. Here's a novel that looks at the first two months of the quarantine, and adds falling in love to the mess.
"Much more than just a pandemic story." -BCCB
* "A satisfyingly banter-filled rom-com." -PW, starred review
"Sweet . . . Effectively rendered." -Kirkus
"Funny, romantic, and eerily familiar." -author Kelly Loy Gilbert
"Witty, hilarious, heart-filled, and romantic." -author Jeff Zentner
Wesley King is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of eleven novels, including the Wizenard series with Kobe Bryant, the Edgar Award-winning and Bank Street Best Book of the Year OCDaniel, and the Junior Library Guild selections The Vindico and The Feros. He lives in Nova Scotia, as well as on a 1967 boat that he's sailing around the world.