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AUTHOR: Hannah Moskowitz
PUBLISHER: Independently published
LANGUAGE: English
DATE: 2017
PAGES: 303
ISBN:
9781973423881

Wild

by Hannah Moskowitz

Zack Ramos is training for two things: being a parent to his twelve-year-old sister once his mother’s early-onset Alzheimer’s (the same kind he and his sister each have a 50% chance of developing–but let’s not think about that) progresses too far, and running a one hundred mile race through the mountains of Tennessee. His support system is longtime girlfriend Jordan Jonas, who’s sweet, sarcastic, and entirely virtual. They’ve been talking for years but still have never met in person. Because Jordan, it turns out, was still waiting for the right time to tell him that she’s Deaf.

The revelation brings them closer together, and Zack throws himself into learning sign language and trying to navigate their way through their different cultures. But with the stress of a tumultuous relationship, a new language, a sick mother, and his uncertain future, there’s going to be a breaking point…and it might be out there in the Tennessee wild.

From the author of critically-acclaimed books like TEETH, BREAK, and A HISTORY OF GLITTER AND BLOOD comes a story about what happens when love takes you off the beaten track…way, way off.

INCLUSION CRITERIA

Two main characters (Zack and Jordan) identify as bisexual on-page.

QUOTES

“And then she told me what was going on with her, the real stuff. We bonded over the fact that we were both bisexual and at that point hadn’t told anyone else yet. She was having a hard time in school, people bullying her, her parents just telling her to toughen up. Her brother was at a different school and couldn’t watch out for her. Next year she ended up switching schools, and that’s where she met Shauna and her first girlfriend and the rest of the friends she has now.
​She asked if we could exchange numbers. I told her she could call me any time, and we know how that worked out.
​Now I wonder why she even told me her number.
​Maybe she just wanted to know that I would take it.”
– from Wild by Hannah Moskowitz

“​Louise shrugs at me and we go off east while the others head northwest. “So do you think it’s because you’re young or because you’re Asian?” she says.
​“Uh, do I think what is?”
​“Well, I know why they’re ditching me,” she says.
​I should tell her I’m bisexual and really blow her mind. “I don’t know why they’re ditching you,” I say. “You seem pretty damn tough to me.”
​She pats my shoulder. “Yeah, you’re a good kid. You’re dumb, but you’re a good kid.”
– from Wild by Hannah Moskowitz

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