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.
“Little and Lion is beautifully insightful, honest, and compassionate. Brandy’s ability to find larger meaning in small moments is nothing short of dazzling.” — Nicola Yoon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything
About the Author
Brandy Colbert was born and raised in Springfield, Missouri. Her debut novel, Pointe, won the 2014 Cybils Award for young adult fiction and was named a best book of 2014 by Publishers Weekly, BuzzFeed, Book Riot, and more. She was chosen as a Publishers Weekly Flying Start for spring 2014. She is also the author of Little & Lion, which was a Junior Library Guild and a Book of the Month Club selection, Finding Yvonne, and The Revolution of Birdie Randolph. Brandy lives in Los Angeles and works as a copy editor.
FROM NOVL NATION
“It covers everything from the bigotry that comes from racism, homophobia, and the stigmas attached to mental illnesses to the micro-aggression minorities experience to the effect of bystanders to the idea that family isn’t always determined by blood to the importance and consequences of loyalty.”
—Emily, Paging Serenity
“I adored their blended family and how tight knit they were. I love when a strong family presence is included in a book and that’s exactly what I found here.”
—Sara, Forever 17 Books
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