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Young Adult

  • XL, Scott Brown
    Knopf Books for Young Readers, 9781524766245, March 26, 2019 (Young Adult)


    “I’m giving extra-large love to XL. As Will’s height grows, so does his understanding of who he wants to be and who he wants to be with; starting at 4'11" and reaching 7' is a LOT of growing. A great love story, a GREAT bromance, and some really wonderful characters. I cannot recommend this book enough.”

    Nichole Cousins, White Birch Books (North Conway, NH)


    “High school sophomore Will Daughtry—just shy of five feet tall—wonders if he will ever grow any taller. When he comes across his stepbrother kissing his best friend (and secret crush), he feels more alone than ever. And then he starts to grow. And grow. And grow some more. His new height means new opportunities and new relationships, but it also distances him from his closest friends, who mean so much to him. A wonderful coming-of-age story with an almost unbelievable premise and a wonderful voice!”

    Cathy Berner, Blue Willow Bookshop (Houston, TX)


    “Four foot eleven. It’s all Will Daughtry has known since age 11. And he’s had it up to here. On the morning of his 16th birthday, however, he sets in motion a plan that will alter his life forever, in ways that nobody will see coming, especially you, dear reader. Saying any more would spoil all the fun. Full of witty and observant humor and incredibly well-drawn characters, XL is easily the most compulsively readable novel I’ve laid my eyes on in the recent past.”

    Javier Ramirez, The Book Table (Oak Park, IL)

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