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The Resource The Game of Love and Death

The Game of Love and Death

Label
The Game of Love and Death
Title
The Game of Love and Death
Statement of responsibility
Martha Brockenbrough
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Not since The Book Thief has the character of Death played such an original and affecting part in a book for young people. Flora and Henry were born a few blocks from each other, innocent of the forces that might keep a white boy and an African American girl apart; years later they meet again and their mutual love of music sparks an even more powerful connection. But what Flora and Henry don't know is that they are pawns in a game played by the eternal adversaries Love and Death, here brilliantly reimagined as two extremely sympathetic and fascinating characters. Can their hearts and their wills overcome not only their earthly circumstances, but forces that have battled throughout history? In the rainy Seattle of the 1920s, romance blooms among the jazz clubs, the mansions of the wealthy, and the shanty towns of the poor. But what is more powerful: love? Or death?
Summary
In Seattle in 1937 two seventeen-year-olds, Henry, who is white, and Flora, who is African-American, become the unwitting pawns in a game played by two immortal figures, Love and Death, where they must choose each other at the end, or one of them will die
Writing style
Character
Award
Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2015
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10416023
Cataloging source
NJQ/DLC
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Brockenbrough, Martha
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
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710
Literary form
fiction
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  • 9
  • 12
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Romance
  • Young Adult Fiction
Target audience
adolescent
Label
The Game of Love and Death
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:3848d7fa-15db-43be-87af-3f11e28646b5
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780545668354
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Game of Love and Death
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:3848d7fa-15db-43be-87af-3f11e28646b5
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780545668354
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      175 Monmouth Street, Independence, OR, 97351, US
      44.851488 -123.185756
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