The 39 Deaths of Adam Strand by Gregory Galloway

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Adam Strand isn’t depressed. He’s just bored. Disaffected. So he kills himself—39 times. No matter the method, Adam can’t seem to stay dead; he awakes after each suicide alive and physically unharmed, more determined to succeed and undeterred by others’ concerns. But when his self-contained, self-absorbed path is diverted, Adam is struck by the reality that life is an ever-expanding web of impact and forged connections, and that nothing—not even death—can sever those bonds.
 

About Gregory Galloway

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Gregory Galloway received an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. His first novel, As Simple as Snow, was a recipient of the Alex Award. This is his first YA novel.
 
Published February 21, 2013 by Speak. 321 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Seventeen-year-old Adam Strand tells readers up front that he doesn’t want to tell his story;

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Readers may see something of themselves in Adam’s confusion and dark impulses, in which case his message is clear: “I am moving forward, inch by inch some days.” Ages 14–up.

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Save for his inability to remain dead after he commits suicide, 17-year-old Adam Strand is a completely unremarkable loser; he has tried 39 times, mostly by jumping off bridges, tall buildings, and cliffs. But he reanimates every time. His first attempt is as a ten-year-old, who describes the urg...

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