Maybe by Brent Runyon

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Maybe everything will be different here. Maybe I should drive away and never come back. Maybe my brother didn't mean to. Maybe my brother was right. Maybe I can get someone to have sex with me. Maybe no one will ever love me. Maybe I should be an actor. Maybe I shouldn't pretend to be deaf.

Maybe if I mouth the words no one will know I'm not singing. But maybe someone, somehow, will hear me anyway.

Brent Runyon offers a raw, wrenching novel of a boy on the edge. It's a powerful story about love and loss and death and anger and the near impossibility for a sixteen-year-old boy to both understand how he feels and to make himself heard.


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About Brent Runyon

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Brent Runyon is a regular contributor to public radio's This American Life, where portions of this story first appeared. The author lives on Cape Cod, MA.From the Hardcover edition.
 
Published June 10, 2008 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 210 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Plagued with “maybes,” (“maybe she’ll have sex with me,” “maybe I should join the Thespians”), the young man’s most worrisome doubts are that his brother might have crashed his car on purpose, and that he might be heading down the same road of self-destruction.

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Brian's intimate, often humorous narrative exposes his overactive sexual drive, his impressions of people, and his day-to-day frustrations, which will quickly draw teens into the story and entice them to read between the lines to understand Brian's underlying sorrow.

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Curled Up With a Good Kid's Book

Brent Runyon, author of The Burn Journals, has written a brutally honest and heart-wrenching tale in his latest release, Maybe , a novel that deals with death, brothers, sex and interpersonal relationships.

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