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Description - Lycanthropy and Other Chronic Illnesses: A Novel by Kristen O'Neal

A smart and witty debut young adult novel with a paranormal twist about two college-aged internet friends who become IRL BFFs as they bond over pop culture and chronic illness--one has Lyme and the other is a werewolf!

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Teen Wolf meets Emergency Contact in this sharply observed, hilarious, and heartwarmingdebut young adult novel about friendship, chronic illness, and . . . werewolves.

Priya worked hard to pursue her premed dreams at Stanford, but a diagnosis of chronic Lyme disease during her sophomore year sends her back to her loving but overbearing family in New Jersey-and leaves her wondering if she'll ever be able to return to the way things were.

Thankfully she has her online pen pal, Brigid, and the rest of the members of "oof ouch my bones," a virtual support group that meets on Discord to crack jokes and vent about their own chronic illnesses.

When Brigid suddenly goes offline, Priya does something out of character- she steals the family car and drives to Pennsylvania to check on Brigid. Priya isn't sure what to expect, but it isn't the horrifying creature that's shut in the basement.

With Brigid nowhere to be found, Priya begins to puzzle together an impossible but obvious truth- the creature might be a werewolf-and the werewolf might be Brigid. As Brigid's unique condition worsens, their friendship will be deepened and challenged in unexpected ways, forcing them to reckon with their own ideas of what it means to be normal.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781683692324
Format: Paperback / softback
(216mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Quirk Books
Publisher: Quirk Books
Publish Date: 27-Apr-2021
Country of Publication: United States

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