About the Book:
THE FIVE STAGES OF ANDREW BRAWLEY
by: Shaun David Hutchinson
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Published: January 20, 2015
A heartbreaking yet uplifting story of grief about a boy who has lost everything, but finds new hope drawing in the shadows of a hospital. Features a thirty-two-page graphic novel.
Andrew Brawley was supposed to die that night, just like the rest of his family.
Now he lives in the hospital, serving food in the cafeteria, hanging out with the nurses, sleeping in a forgotten supply closet. Drew blends in to near invisibility, hiding from his past, his guilt, and those who are trying to find him. His only solace is in the world of the superhero he’s created—Patient F.
Then, one night, Rusty is wheeled into the ER, half his body burned by hateful classmates. Rusty’s agony calls out to Drew like a beacon, pulling them both together though all their pain and grief. In Rusty, Drew sees hope, happiness, and a future for both of them. A future outside of the hospital, and away from their pasts.
But to save Rusty, Drew will have to confront Death, and life will have to get worse before it gets better. And by telling the truth about who he really is, Drew risks destroying any chance future.
Meet the Author:
"I’m Shaun David Hutchinson, you can call me Shaun. Or Hutch. I’ll respond to anything. I’m the author of books for young adults, the first of which was The Deathday Letter, and the most recent of which are The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley (out 1/20/2015) and the anthology Violent Ends (Fall 2015).
I was born in West Palm Beach, FL, and grew up in Jupiter, FL where I’ve lived most of my life save for a couple of adventures in Atlanta and Rhode Island.
I always knew I wanted to be a writer but it took me a long time to figure out I could be one. I’ve been a database developer, managed a wine company, slung coffee at Starbucks, and once spent a creepy month working in a statuary. Luckily, that was before I’d seen the Weeping Angels on Doctor Who.
I studied literature in college where I fell in love with Beowulf and Chaucer and Gothic literature. I also studied emergency medicine at one time and insurance at another. Currently, I work in IT and fill my remaining hours with freelance web design, database design, and editing."
Social Media Links:
Follow the Tour:
March 2nd ~ Word Spelunking – Review/Top TenMarch 3rd ~ Unconventional Librarian – Guest PostMarch 3rd ~ The Cover Contessa – Top Ten/PlaylistMarch 3rd ~ Reads All The Books – ReviewMarch 4th ~ What A Nerd Girl Says – Author Interview/GPMarch 4th ~ Bookish - Debbie – ReviewMarch 5th ~ Beth - Fangirlish – ReviewMarch 5th ~ The Reading Date – ReviewMarch 6th ~ Book Chic – ReviewMarch 6th~ Pixie Vixen Book Reviews – ReviewMarch 6th ~ Books a' la Mode – Review
a Rafflecopter giveaway