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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Nina LaCour's Everything Leads to You is a coming-of age tale and lesbian love story that portrays the Los Angeles film scene from the point of view of a talented 18-year-old set-design intern named Emi, who's just finishing senior year as the book begins. Emi's just getting over a breakup with her girlfriend when she meets Ava and falls for her while solving a movie-star mystery involving Ava's grandfather, who didn't know about Ava's existence. There are some kisses between the two, and a reference to former sexual encounters and fantasies about having sex in the future. Strong language is limited to "holy s--t." LaCour's previous book, Hold Still, was named a Best Book for Young Adults by the American Library Association.
What's the story?
Emi is a high school senior who's interning as a set designer for a Los Angeles movie studio. She and her best friend Charlotte track down items and locations for upcoming films. At an estate sale of a former movie star, they discover a letter hidden in one of their purchases. Their quest to track down the rightful recipient is full of suspense, mystery, and ultimately love.
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Families can talk about same-sex relationships. Do you think all people deserve the same rights no matter what their sexual orientation is?
How has the media's treatment of same-sex relationships changed over time? Do you think gay characters' presence in books and movies and on TV become helps change people's attitudes?
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- Author: Nina LaCour
- Genre: Contemporary Fiction
- Topics: Friendship, Great Girl Role Models, High School, Misfits and Underdogs
- Book type: Fiction
- Publisher: Dutton Children's Books
- Publication date: May 15, 2014
- Publisher's recommended age(s): 14 - 17
- Number of pages: 304
- Available on: Paperback, Nook, Audiobook (unabridged), Hardback, iBooks, Kindle
- Last updated: July 13, 2017
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