Not so pure and simple /Material type: BookPublisher: New York : HarperTeen, Edition: First edition.Description: pages cm.ISBN: 9780062349194 : HRD; 0062349198 : HRD.Subject(s): Dating (Social customs) -- Fiction | Christian life -- Fiction | High schools -- Fiction | Schools -- Fiction | Family life -- Virginia -- Fiction | African Americans -- Fiction | Virginia -- FictionSummary: High school junior Del Rainey unwittingly joins a Purity Pledge class at church, hoping to get closer to his long-term crush, Kiera.
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<p>An Indie Next List Pick!</p> <p>In his first contemporary teen novel, critically acclaimed author and two-time Edgar Award finalist Lamar Giles spotlights the consequences of societal pressure, confronts toxic masculinity, and explores the complexity of what it means to be a "real man."</p> <p>Del has had a crush on Kiera Westing since kindergarten. And now, during their junior year, she's finally available. So when Kiera volunteers for an opportunity at their church, Del's right behind her. Though he quickly realizes he's inadvertently signed up for a Purity Pledge.</p> <p>His dad thinks his wires are crossed, and his best friend, Qwan, doesn't believe any girl is worth the long game. But Del's not about to lose his dream girl, and that's where fellow pledger Jameer comes in. He can put in the good word. In exchange, Del just has to get answers to the Pledgers' questions...about sex ed.</p> <p>With other boys circling Kiera like sharks, Del needs to make his move fast. But as he plots and plans, he neglects to ask the most important question: What does Kiera want? He can't think about that too much, though, because once he gets the girl, it'll all sort itself out. Right?</p>
Ages 13 up. HarperTeen.
Grades 10-12. HarperTeen.
High school junior Del Rainey unwittingly joins a Purity Pledge class at church, hoping to get closer to his long-term crush, Kiera.