G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers What About Will
G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers What About Will

What About Will

By Ellen Hopkins

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Publication Date: September 14, 2021

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Ages 10 And Up, Grades 5 And Up

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Ellen Hopkin’s comes a new heartbreakingly tender middle grade novel-in-verse about the bonds between two brothers and the love they share.

Twelve-year-old Trace Reynolds has always looked up to his brother, mostly because Will, who’s five years older, has never looked down on him. It was Will who taught Trace to ride a bike, would watch sports on TV with him, and cheer him on at Little League. But when Will was knocked out cold during a football game, resulting in a brain injury—everything changed. Now, seventeen months later, their family is still living under the weight of “the incident,” that left Will with a facial tic, depression, and an anger he cannot always control, culminating in their parents’ divorce. Afraid of further fracturing his family, Trace begins to cover for Will who, struggling with addiction to pain medication, becomes someone Trace doesn’t recognize. But when the brother he loves so much becomes more and more withdrawn, and escalates to stealing money and ditching school, Trace realizes some secrets cannot be kept if we ever hope to heal.

About the Author

Ellen Hopkins is a poet, former journalist, and the award-winning author of twenty nonfiction books for young readers, fourteen bestselling young-adult novels, and four novels for adult readers. This is her second middle-grade novel. Ellen lives with her extended family, two brilliant German shepherds, and a couple of ponds (not pounds) of koi in the eastern shadow of the Northern Nevada Sierra.

Author Residence: Carson City, NV

Format: Hardcover

Length: 384 pages

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers

Publication Date: September 14, 2021

ISBN: 9780593108642

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