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Not So Pure and Simple

Audiobook

An Indie Next List Pick!

In his first contemporary teen novel, critically acclaimed author and two-time Edgar Award finalist Lamar Giles spotlights the consequences of societal pressure, confronts toxic masculinity, and explores the complexity of what it means to be a "real man."

Del has had a crush on Kiera Westing since kindergarten. And now, during their junior year, she's finally available. So when Kiera volunteers for an opportunity at their church, Del's right behind her. Though he quickly realizes he's inadvertently signed up for a Purity Pledge.

His dad thinks his wires are crossed, and his best friend, Qwan, doesn't believe any girl is worth the long game. But Del's not about to lose his dream girl, and that's where fellow pledger Jameer comes in. He can put in the good word. In exchange, Del just has to get answers to the Pledgers' questions...about sex ed.

With other boys circling Kiera like sharks, Del needs to make his move fast. But as he plots and plans, he neglects to ask the most important question: What does Kiera want? He can't think about that too much, though, because once get the girl, it'll all sort itself out. Right?


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Publisher: Quill Tree Books Edition: Unabridged

OverDrive Listen audiobook

  • ISBN: 9780062974532
  • File size: 317001 KB
  • Release date: January 21, 2020
  • Duration: 11:00:25

MP3 audiobook

  • ISBN: 9780062974532
  • File size: 317036 KB
  • Release date: January 21, 2020
  • Duration: 11:08:24
  • Number of parts: 10

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Formats

OverDrive Listen audiobook
MP3 audiobook

Languages

English

Levels

ATOS Level:4
Interest Level:9-12(UG)
Text Difficulty:2-3

An Indie Next List Pick!

In his first contemporary teen novel, critically acclaimed author and two-time Edgar Award finalist Lamar Giles spotlights the consequences of societal pressure, confronts toxic masculinity, and explores the complexity of what it means to be a "real man."

Del has had a crush on Kiera Westing since kindergarten. And now, during their junior year, she's finally available. So when Kiera volunteers for an opportunity at their church, Del's right behind her. Though he quickly realizes he's inadvertently signed up for a Purity Pledge.

His dad thinks his wires are crossed, and his best friend, Qwan, doesn't believe any girl is worth the long game. But Del's not about to lose his dream girl, and that's where fellow pledger Jameer comes in. He can put in the good word. In exchange, Del just has to get answers to the Pledgers' questions...about sex ed.

With other boys circling Kiera like sharks, Del needs to make his move fast. But as he plots and plans, he neglects to ask the most important question: What does Kiera want? He can't think about that too much, though, because once get the girl, it'll all sort itself out. Right?


Expand title description text
  • Details

    Publisher:
    Quill Tree Books
    Edition:
    Unabridged

    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    ISBN: 9780062974532
    File size: 317001 KB
    Release date: January 21, 2020
    Duration: 11:00:25

    MP3 audiobook
    ISBN: 9780062974532
    File size: 317036 KB
    Release date: January 21, 2020
    Duration: 11:08:24
    Number of parts: 10

  • Creators
  • Formats
    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    MP3 audiobook
  • Languages
    English
  • Levels
    ATOS Level: 4
    Interest Level: 9-12(UG)
    Text Difficulty: 2-3
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