by Amber McBride
National Book Award Finalist Amber McBride is back with their second young adult novel in verse. Whimsy and Faerry are our two young protagonists, who reconnect as they remember and journey through their magical realities and some long-buried trauma. Kirkus Reviews writes, "the choice of verse to tell this absorbing story is a strong one; readers are drawn along by the intense and vivid imagery, and the depictions of clinical depression, guilt, and grief are visceral. McBride explores the impact of the intersection between Blackness and mental illness on Faerry and Whimsy and the difficulties of two unusual young people finding refuge through friendship from the pressures the world exerts on them."
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