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The Resource Grendel's Guide to Love and War

Grendel's Guide to Love and War

Label
Grendel's Guide to Love and War
Title
Grendel's Guide to Love and War
Statement of responsibility
A.E. Kaplan
Title variation
Grendels guide to love and war
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Tom Grendel lives a quiet life—writing in his notebooks, mowing lawns for his elderly neighbors, and pining for Willow, a girl next door who rejects the “manic-pixie-dream” label. But when Willow’s brother, Rex (the bro-iest bro ever to don a jockstrap), starts throwing wild parties, the idyllic senior citizens’ community where they live is transformed into a war zone. Tom is rightfully pissed—his dad is an Iraq vet, and the noise from the parties triggers his PTSD—so he comes up with a plan to end the parties for good. But of course, it’s not that simple.One retaliation leads to another, and things quickly escalate out of control, driving Tom and Willow apart, even as the parties continue unabated. Add to that an angsty existential crisis born of selectively reading his sister’s Philosophy 101 coursework, a botched break-in at an artisanal pig farm, and ten years of unresolved baggage stemming from his mother’s death . . . and the question isn’t so much whether Tom Grendel will win the day and get the girl, but whether he’ll survive intact
Member of
Summary
A teen misfit resolves to defeat a local bully who upsets the senior community by constantly throwing wild parties, an effort that is complicated by the teen's father's PTSD, his unrequited feelings for the bully's sister and an existential crisis related to his mother's death
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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10562659
Cataloging source
BT
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Beowulf
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Kaplan, A. E
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700
Literary form
fiction
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  • 8
  • 12
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Young Adult Fiction
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Grendel's Guide to Love and War
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:RHC_410346
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780399555565
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Grendel's Guide to Love and War
Control code
BORROWBOX:RHC_410346
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780399555565
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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