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The Golden Hour by [Niki Smith]

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The Golden Hour Kindle Edition

4.8 out of 5 stars 22 ratings

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About the Author

Niki Smith is the author/illustrator of The Deep & Dark Blue and is a cartoonist based out of Munich. She is a Lambda Literary Award nominated author for Crossplay, has been digitally published by DC Comics and The Nib, and has contributed to the Lambda Literary Award-winning Beyond anthology. --This text refers to the hardcover edition.


Praise for The Golden Hour:

* "With a soft start and a gentle build, Smith’s graphic novel details the realities of Manuel’s trauma response while reveling in subdued, generous scenes that showcase the three friends’ everyday joys."―
Publishers Weekly, starred review

* "Strong, good-natured characters and an endearing representation of young queer love round out a mighty sweet tale.... Exceptionally graceful and delightful."―
Kirkus, starred review

"Smith weaves a beautiful story of resilience and the sweet onset of first love...
A stunning work of self-discovery, vulnerability , and finding beauty beyond tragedy."―School Library Journal, starred review

What makes Smith’s work so meaningful and impactful is the role of friends in helping to ground and encourage Manuel’s healing after he experienced such a terrifying situation. Young people need to know the lessons this book seeks to impart"School Library Connection, starred review

Manuel’s resilient determination to reclaim a new but satisfying normal out of his mind-spinning ordeal makes a compelling arc that is sure to keep readers engaged."BCCB --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B08W4ZRL7J
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (Nov. 23 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 85029 KB
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  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 256 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.8 out of 5 stars 22 ratings

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Niki Smith is a creator of fine comics (and some pretty trashy ones too). Her graphic novels CROSSPLAY and THE DEEP & DARK BLUE are both Lambda Literary Award nominees. She lives in Munich with her wife.

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Mark H.
5.0 out of 5 stars Picture perfect
Reviewed in Germany on February 26, 2022
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5.0 out of 5 stars Breathtaking Graphic Novel
Reviewed in the United States on November 25, 2021
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lisa keneally
5.0 out of 5 stars A deeply Thoughtful Book
Reviewed in the United States on January 31, 2022
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