Before We Disappear - by Shaun David Hutchinson (Hardcover)

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Suggested Age: 13-17 Years
Number of Pages: 512
Format: Hardcover
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Sub-Genre: Romance
Publisher: Harperteen
Book theme: LGBT
Author: Shaun David Hutchinson
Language: English
Street Date: September 28, 2021
TCIN: 82484905
UPC: 9780063025226
Item Number (DPCI): 247-31-9187
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

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About the Book



Fifteen-year-old Jack and sixteen-year-old Wilhelm, assistants to--and captives of--rival magicians, fall in love against the backdrop of Seattle's 1908 world's fair, the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition.



Book Synopsis



A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection!

It's a new star-crossed romance about the magic of first love from the acclaimed author of We Are the Ants and Brave Face, Shaun David Hutchinson.

Jack Nevin's clever trickery and moral flexibility make him the perfect assistant to the Enchantress, one of the most well-known stage magicians in turn-of-the-nineteenth-century Europe. Without Jack's steady supply of stolen tricks, the Enchantress's fame would have burned out long ago.

But when Jack's thievery catches up to them, they're forced to flee to America to find their fortune. Luckily, the Enchantress is able to arrange a set of sold-out shows at Seattle's Alaska-Yukon-Pacific World's Fair Exposition. She's convinced they're going to rich and famous until a new magician arrives on the scene. Performing tricks that defy the imagination, Laszlo's show overshadows the Enchantress, leaving Jack no choice but to hunt for the secrets to his otherworldly illusions. But what Jack uncovers isn't at all what he expected.

Behind Laszlo's tricks is Wilhelm--a boy that can seemingly perform real magic. Jack and Wilhelm have an instant connection, and as the rivalry between the Enchantress and Laszlo grows, so too does Jack and Wilhelm's affection. But can Jack choose between the woman who gave him a life and the boy who is offering him everything?

It's a stirring tale about the magic of love from award-winning author Shaun David Hutchinson.



Review Quotes




"Like all good magic acts, the novel will keep readers on the edges of their seats as they follow the twists and double-crosses that fill the lives of con artists and magicians. The book flawlessly combines magic and suspense in a well-crafted heist story that's sweetly sprinkled with queer romances." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Hutchinson's novel has an intriguing setup and historical milieu, and the final trick, which relies on magic, fraud, planning, and friendship, makes for a bravado ending." -- Publishers Weekly

"Hutchinson's evocative writing [...] delights in the reality of found families" -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Its strength lies in the captivating relationship between Jack and Wil. Now there's real magic." -- Booklist

"Fans of historical fiction, fantasy, and slow-burn romance will find Jack and Wilhelm's story truly...magical." -- Horn Book Magazine

"A lovely, fun, rollicking book that belongs in every library." -- School Library Journal (starred review)


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