Cold: A Novel (Hardcover)

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Cold: A Novel (Hardcover)


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A boy, a murder, a girl, a secret. From award-winning author Mariko Tamaki comes Cold, a haunting YA novel about a shocking crime, told by a boy who died—and a girl who wants to know why.

Who was Todd Mayer, and why don't any of his fellow students at Albright Academy seem to know, or want to say, anything about him?

Todd Mayer is dead. Now a ghost, hovering over his body, recently discovered in a snow covered park, naked and frozen. As detectives investigate Todd's homicide, talking to the very people linked to the events leading to his death, Todd replays the choice that led him to his end.

Georgia didn't know Todd. But ever since she heard about his death, she can’t stop thinking about him. Maybe because they’re both outcasts at their school, or because they’re both queer. Maybe because the story of Todd people keep telling feels like a lot of fake stories Georgia has heard people tell. Plus Georgia has a feeling she’s seen Todd somewhere before, somewhere he wasn’t supposed to be.

Told through the voices of Todd in his afterlife and Georgia as she uncovers the truth behind his death, Cold is an immersive, emotional, and provocative read.

Mariko Tamaki is a New York Times bestselling Canadian writer of comics and prose. She is the co-creator of This One Summer, with Jillian Tamaki, and Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me, with Rosemary Valero-O'Connell, both of which received Eisner Awards and Printz Honors. She also writes superhero stories Marvel and DC Comics. Mariko lives in Oakland.
Product Details ISBN: 9781626722736
ISBN-10: 1626722730
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication Date: February 8th, 2022
Pages: 240
Language: English

"Tamaki is so gifted at creating vulnerable, damaged, and compelling characters." —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (BCCB)

"This is an immersive, suspenseful reading experience... it should spark discussions about peer pressure, bystander syndrome, and what we owe to each other." —Booklist

"[Great for] fans of introspective mysteries such as Malinda Lo’s A Line." —Publisher's Weekly