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  • Brutes, Dizz Tate
    Catapult, 9781646221677, February 7, 2023 (Fiction)

    Brutes is not a run-of-the-mill coming of age story. Tate explores a young teen friend group in Florida in the aftermath of the disappearance of a local popular girl. The girls obsess over each detail of the search, following moms, peers, and a strange boy unafraid of swimming in the lake. Brutes feels like a story told in whispers between classes, capturing your attention all the way until the end."

    - Nikita Imafidon, Raven Book Store, Lawrence, KS


    “An unsettling tale of a group of young tweens acting as one to control their lives and neighborhood. While each individual is fleshed out in specific and credible ways, the group, in a sense, becomes the main character.”

    - Tanya Mills, The Book Bungalow, St. George, UT



    “An enthralling, kaleidoscopic, and bold vision of girlhood unlike anything I’ve read before. With exhilarating lyricism, a unique ‘we’ perspective, and an atmospheric blend of longing, humor, vulnerability, and beauty, Brutes kept me spellbound from start to finish.”

    - Alyssa Raymond, Copper Dog Books, Beverly, MA

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