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The Language of Seabirds (Hardcover)

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Before twelve-year-old Jeremy can come out to his parents, they get divorced, and his world feels stuck in limbo–not the best time for big, potentially life-altering news. But then he meets Evan during a two-week stay at his uncle’s beach house. Evan is kind, fun, and cute - and Jeremy has to work hard to keep his crush secret. Besides, Evan doesn’t even like him back, not like that. Except… maybe he does? As the boys grow closer, even inventing a language related to the birds swirling above the sea, Jeremy finds himself in a story about first love–and struggling to keep the different parts of his life separate. A sweet, gentle, important book.

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A sweet, tender middle-grade story of two boys finding first love with each other over a seaside summer.

Jeremy is not excited about the prospect of spending the summer with his dad and his uncle in a seaside cabin in Oregon. It's the first summer after his parents' divorce, and he hasn't exactly been seeking alone time with his dad. He doesn't have a choice, though, so he goes... and on his first day takes a walk on the beach and finds himself intrigued by a boy his age running by. Eventually, he and Runner Boy (Evan) meet -- and what starts out as friendship blooms into something neither boy is expecting... and also something both boys have been secretly hoping for.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781338753738
ISBN-10: 1338753738
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publication Date: July 19th, 2022
Pages: 256
Language: English

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