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Davida Wills Hurwin (born 1950)

Davida Wills Hurwin is the author of A Time for Dancing (an ALA Best Book for Young Adults) and The Farther You Run.

She teaches theater at Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences and lives in Southern California with her husband and daughter.

Further Readings:

Freaks and Revelations by Davida Wills Hurwin
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (June 5, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9780316049979
ISBN-13: 978-0316049979
Amazon: Freaks and Revelations
Amazon Kindle: Freaks and Revelations

This raw, moving novel follows two teenagers-one, a Mohawk-wearing 17-year-old violent misfit; the other, a gay 13-year-old cast out by his family, hustling on the streets and trying to survive. Acclaimed author Davida Wills Hurwin creates a riveting narrative told in alternating perspectives of their lives before and after the violent hate crime that changed both their futures. This tragic but ultimately inspirational journey of two polarized teens, their violent first meeting, and their peaceful reunion years later is an unforgettable story of survival and forgiveness.

This story is inspired by the real lives of Matthew Boger and Timothy Zaal, who have shared their story on The Oprah Winfrey Show and NPR.

More Spotlights at my website: http://www.elisarolle.com/, My Lists/Gay Novels

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