Pieces by Chris Lynch

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A teen revives the legacy of his lost brother in this “exceptional” (Kirkus Reviews) companion to Iceman, from National Book Award finalist Chris Lynch.

When Eric’s brother Duane dies, his world breaks in two. Duane was his best friend—possibly his only friend. And Eric isn’t sure how to live in a world without Duane in it. Desperate to find a piece of his brother to hold on to, Eric decides to meet some of the people who received Duane’s organs.

He expects to meet perfect strangers. Instead he encounters people who become more than friends and almost like family—people who begin to help Eric put the pieces of his life back together for good.

From internationally acclaimed author Chris Lynch comes a gripping and enduring exploration of loss and recovery in this companion to the celebrated Iceman.
 

About Chris Lynch

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Chris Lynch is the author of numerous acclaimed books for middle-grade and teen readers, including the Cyberia series and the National Book Award finalist Inexcusable. He teaches in the Lesley University creative writing MFA program, and divides his time between Massachusetts and Scotland.
 
Published February 5, 2013 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. 192 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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In an attempt to keep the “nothingness that is filling the Duane space” from taking hold, he reaches out to three of the donors who received his brother’s “pieces.” After meeting shy, redheaded Phil, brassy Barry and sweet single mom Melinda, Eric finds himself constantly asking the questions, “W...

Jan 16 2013 | Read Full Review of Pieces

Monsters and Critics

A collection of bonus interviews from John Dunning (4 minutes), Paul Lynch (2 minutes), Bob Clark (director of Black Christmas, 5 minutes), Joseph Stefano (10 minutes), Fred Walton (5 minutes), and Stan Winston (2 minutes).

Mar 20 2007 | Read Full Review of Pieces

Austin Chronicle

The Austin quintet also picked up nominations for best none of the above, pop band, and rock band, ultimately taking home the prize for best world music.

Oct 17 2003 | Read Full Review of Pieces

Project MUSE

After a year of grief over his beloved older brother’s death brings only the pain of absence, seventeen-year-old Eric decides to meet the people who received Duane’s donated organs in hope of finding some kind of closure or connection.

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Gr 9 Up—It has been three years since the events recorded in Iceman (HarperCollins, 1994), Lynch's novel about 14-year-old Eric, a tough and angry hockey player who struggles to understand his feelings and his place in his family. In those years, Eric has given up the sport and, more significantl...

May 01 2013 | Read Full Review of Pieces

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