Little & Lion by Brandy ColbertLittle & Lion by Brandy Colbert

Little & Lion

byBrandy Colbert

Hardcover | August 8, 2017

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A Stonewall Book Award Winner!
"Little and Lionis beautifully insightful, honest, and compassionate. Brandy's ability to find larger meaning in small moments is nothing short of dazzling."-Nicola Yoon, #1New York Timesbestselling author ofEverything, Everything
A stunning novel on love, identity, loss, and redemption.

When Suzette comes home to Los Angeles from her boarding school in New England, she's isn't sure if she'll ever want to go back. L.A. is where her friends and family are (as well as her crush, Emil). And her stepbrother, Lionel, who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, needs her emotional support.

But as she settles into her old life, Suzette finds herself falling for someone new...the same girl her brother is in love with. When Lionel's disorder spirals out of control, Suzette is forced to confront her past mistakes and find a way to help her brother before he hurts himself--or worse.

Brandy Colbert was born and raised in Springfield, Missouri. Her debut novel,Pointe, won the 2014 Cyblis Award for young adult fiction and was named a best book of 2014 byPublishers Weekly, BuzzFeed, Book Riot, and more. She was chosen as aPublishers WeeklyFlying Start for spring 2014. Brandy works as a copyeditor and lives in Los Ange...
Title:Little & LionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 8.75 × 6 × 1.25 inPublished:August 8, 2017Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316349003

ISBN - 13:9780316349000


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful and diversity done right! I didn't expect to love it this much! Seeing a character I could relate to in so many ways made me smile more and more with every chapter. I listened to the audiobook, but I liked it so much I'm thinking of buying a copy. My favorites elements of the book are its diversity, the strong sibling bond and the beautiful "blended" family that is imperfectly perfect. It was refreshing. Another thing I found refreshing is that it wasn't over the top. Some books with similar themes can be exaggerated or very dramatized, but this felt real. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Important, Wonderful Story This was so good and important. As someone who might have bipolar type two (doctors still aren't 100% certain but what's new), I thought that said topic was dealt with extremely well. I completely understood and sympathized with the medication aspect of the story, and I'm so glad I saw it represented in YA. Apart from that, the main character is a black, jewish, bisexual girl, which is amazing in and of itself. Diversity is so needed in YA, and this didn't feel like diversity for the sake of not being criticized, but rather like an honest story about a real person. This might be the best contemporary book I have ever read, and I can't recommend it enough. It approaches subjects like racism, mental health and sexuality in a poignant way, and it's almost impossible to put the book down once you start it. Brandy Colbert blessed this world with an amazing, important, crucial book, and I think that everyone should read it. I haven't felt this strongly about a book in a while, and I wish I could afford to give this book to everyone I know.
Date published: 2017-09-15

Editorial Reviews

"With compelling honesty, Colbert portrays Suzette's evolving understanding of her sexuality, Lionel's longing for self-sufficiency alongside the challenges of his mental illness, and the difficulty of shifting familial relationships."-Horn Book