The Resource The serpent king, Jeff Zentner

The serpent king, Jeff Zentner

Label
The serpent king
Title
The serpent king
Statement of responsibility
Jeff Zentner
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A dark, southern gothic novel about small-town dreams, love and grief. Dill's father is in jail for an unspeakable crime. Shunned by the neighbours in their small religious Tennessee town, Dill and his mother try to make ends meet. Dill's only respite from poverty and prejudice are his two friends: Lydia and Travis. Travis is an oddball, finding sanctuary from his violent father in his obsession with an epic fantasy saga. Lydia is fast-talking and fiercely creative, pinning her hopes on her achingly cool fashion blog. Dill fears his heart will break when she escapes to a better life in New York. Dill wants to get through his final year of high school in one piece. But there's a dark secret at the heart of his family, a serpent poisoning his blood, filling him with despair. Dill must confront this legacy of madness and desperation before it tears him apart
Summary
The son of a Pentecostal preacher faces his personal demons as he and his two outcast friends try to make it through their senior year of high school in rural Forrestville, Tennessee without letting the small-town culture destroy their creative spirits and sense of self
Theme
Storyline
Tone
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Award
  • Great Lakes Great Books Award (Michigan), Grades 9-12, 2017.
  • International Reading Association Children's Book Award for Young Adult Fiction, 2017.
  • Thumbs Up! Award (Michigan), 2017.
  • Westchester Fiction Award, 2017.
  • William C. Morris YA Debut Award, 2017.
  • YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2017.
  • YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 2017.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10470663
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zentner, Jeff
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
630
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 9
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Self-actualization (Psychology)
  • Friendship
  • Country life
  • Children of criminals
Target audience
adolescent
Label
The serpent king, Jeff Zentner
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
372 pages
Isbn
9781783443819
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The serpent king, Jeff Zentner
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
372 pages
Isbn
9781783443819
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print

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