Darius the Great Deserves Better (Large Print / Library Binding)

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I’m thrilled to report the return of Darius Kellner in this follow up to Darius the Great is Not Okay, one of my all-time favorite YA’s. Once again, I loved the detailed and laugh-out-loud observations Darius makes of the world around him. And Adib Khorram’s writing wields such a powerful impact that reading his work is both a joy and a journey back through the emotionally draining days of high school. If you’re still in high school, or have yet to begin, this is an author who gets who you are now and who you are endeavoring to become. Darius is a gentle soul, and between varsity soccer, working at a job he’s supposed to love with his boyfriend Landon (who should be the guy of his dreams), he still finds plenty of time to worry. Medication helps him cope with depression, but even so, sometimes his perceived inadequacies and anxiety about his dying grandfather and a best friend who lives on the other side of the world feels overwhelming. Darius The Great Deserves Better takes on essential topics like identity and depression in a way that’s is both fun to read and powerfully moving. Add some seriously confusing thoughts and mixed signals from a former tormentor and current teammate and friend, and you get another shining star of a book.

— Jenny Chou

Adib Khorram will be doing a Boswell virtual event for Darius the Great Is Not Okay on Friday, August 28, 7 pm. He'll be in conversation with Nic Stone. Register at https://adibkhorram-boswell.eventbrite.com/, where you can upgrade to a book purchase featuring signed character cards. Please note, you must register with book upgrade to get signed character cards. Purchasing the book here will not qualify for the character card upgrade. 

— Boswell Book Company

Product Details
ISBN: 9781432888893
ISBN-10: 1432888897
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Thorndike Striving Reader
Publication Date: September 1st, 2021
Pages: 493
Language: English