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"A beautiful tribute to every queer kid who's ever had to leave their home in order to find one." - Leah Johnson, bestselling author of You Should See Me in a CrownThe author of The Gravity of Us...
"A beautiful tribute to every queer kid who's ever had to leave their home in order to find one." - Leah Johnson, bestselling author of You Should See Me in a CrownThe author of The Gravity of Us...
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  • "A beautiful tribute to every queer kid who's ever had to leave their home in order to find one." - Leah Johnson, bestselling author of You Should See Me in a Crown

    The author of The Gravity of Us crafts another heartfelt coming-of-age story about finding the people who become your home—perfect for fans of Becky Albertalli.

    Marty arrives in London with nothing but his oboe and some savings from his summer job, but he's excited to start his new life—where he's no longer the closeted, shy kid who slips under the radar and is free to explore his sexuality without his parents' disapproval.
    From the outside, Marty's life looks like a perfect fantasy: in the span of a few weeks, he's made new friends, he's getting closer with his first ever boyfriend, and he's even traveling around Europe. But Marty knows he can't keep up the facade. He hasn't spoken to his parents since he arrived, he's tearing through his meager savings, his homesickness and anxiety are getting worse and worse, and he hasn't even come close to landing the job of his dreams. Will Marty be able to find a place that feels like home?
    Acclaim for The Gravity of Us
    An IndieNext List Pick
    An Amazon Best Book

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  • Booklist

    December 1, 2020
    Grades 9-12 *Starred Review* Seventeen-year-old Marty, who is out only to his Bible-thumping parents and two best friends, is desperate to leave his small hometown of Avery, Kentucky. So he lies to his parents, telling them that he's been accepted to study at London's Knightsbridge Academy of Music. Marty's soon off to England with a one-way ticket in his pocket, for though his parents don't know it, he plans to move to London permanently. Once there, he moves in with his cousin Shane, who is also gay and actually a student at the academy. In short order, Marty meets Shane's friends, most notably handsome Pierce, on whom he develops an instant crush. Though Marty's warned that Pierce is a user, love is blind--and complicated, don't you know--and so he is deaf to the warnings. Meanwhile he quickly proves he's a brilliant oboist, but how is he going to make a living? Despite being an overachiever by nature, Marty is hampered by panic attacks and his sometimes-strained relationship with Pierce. Stamper (The Gravity of Us, 2020) does a beautiful job with his characters and their intricate relationships, and he's no slouch when it comes to plotting, either. On top of this, he writes believably about music, which is--don't tell Marty's parents--his religion; and a beautiful one it is. Amen.

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  • Publisher's Weekly

    December 14, 2020
    Seventeen-year-old Marty Pierce is a rule follower who googles everything in advance to avoid surprises. He’s also “pretty good at lying”—first to keep his sexuality a secret from his religious, homophobic parents, and now to craft an elaborate escape plan from his “suffocating” life in Kentucky. His folks think he’s headed to a summer music program in London, but he’s actually planning to use the three months to secure a professional oboe gig. A chronic worrier, Marty has a lot to cope with in London, even without constant fear that his lies will be found out: he’s busking to make ends meet, stressing about his body image, and navigating relationships, including a diverse new friend group, his domineering best friend back home, and a possible first boyfriend. Stamper (The Gravity of Us) alternates the plot with sections of the diary that Marty kept on an earlier, mishap-filled trip. Stamper piles problems on Marty both in London and at home, but the book’s real strength is Marty’s complexity: even when his anxiety flares up, he finds ways to maintain his mental health and cope with the things that threaten his dreams. Ages 13–up. Agent: Brent Taylor, Triada US.

  • School Library Journal

    December 1, 2020

    Gr 8 Up-Eighteen-year-old Marty experiences anxiety that leaves him vulnerable to a variety of troubled relationships: with his nearly lifelong best friend, his mother, his potential new boyfriend, and the genuinely caring new friends he begins to make now that he's left his fundamentalist Christian Kentucky home behind to follow his musical passion in London. Stamper offers readers a realistic and sympathetic antihero on the cusp of taking control of his own life. The novel is heavily character-driven, showing Marty's social and psychological development across one summer through scenes that range from busking with his oboe to starving himself in order to lose weight. The emotional hues of each event, rather than dramatic detail, are the focus. Marty is insightful and introspective in a variety of relationships through which he develops recognition of his own and others' weaknesses and potential strengths. Opportunities for growth steadily present themselves, and it's the kind of emotional abundance older teens may experience as they emerge from the relative pliability of childhood into independence. Main characters' races aren't specified, and one secondary character has an Indian given name. VERDICT Anxious and introspective teens will recognize themselves in Marty, whether they too share specific life attributes, such as sexual orientation or musicality. Recommended.-Francisca Goldsmith, Lib. Ronin, Worcester, MA

    Copyright 2020 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

  • Ryan La Sala, author of REVERIE and BE DAZZLED Brilliant, vital, and best of all: brave. As Far As You'll Take Me swells with big-hearted emotion, bold dynamics, and genuine wit. A truly masterful composition that I will be thinking about long after the final notes fade.
  • Leah Johnson, bestselling author of YOU SHOULD SEE ME IN A CROWN As Far As You'll Take Me is a beautiful tribute to every queer kid who's ever had to leave their home in order to find one.
  • Maulik Pancholy, Stonewall Honor-winning author of THE BEST AT IT Phil Stamper has written a heartfelt, triumphant novel about the courage it takes to step out of your comfort zone and the power in finding a family of friends who let you shine. Beautifully evoking the breathlessness of first love and the anguish of first loss, readers will be captivated by every swell in Marty's song.
  • Andrew Eliopulos, author of THE FASCINATORS An honest, affecting novel about the lengths we must travel to find ourselves, and an ode to the people who sustain us along the way.
  • Caleb Roehrig, author of LAST SEEN LEAVING A heartfelt and unvarnished portrait of the growth queer people experience when they finally set themselves free.
  • Sophie Gonzales, author of ONLY MOSTLY DEVASTATED Ardent, poignant and gripping, filled with lush descriptions and a witty narration, As Far As You'll Take Me is a moving tale of found family, letting go of the past, and forging a future determined by no one but yourself.
  • Booklist, starred review Stamper does a beautiful job with his characters and their intricate relationships.
  • School Library Journal Stamper offers readers a realistic and sympathetic antihero.
  • Publishers Weekly The book's real strength is Marty's complexity: even when his anxiety flares up, he finds ways to maintain his mental health and cope with the things that threaten his dreams.
  • Becky Albertalli, bestselling author of SIMON VS. THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA on THE GRAVITY OF US Phil Stamper's The Gravity of Us is the first love, first launch, astronaut story I didn't know I needed. I'm so starry-eyed for this wise, romantic gem of a book.
  • Karen M. McManus, New York Times bestselling author of ONE OF US IS LYING and TWO CAN KEEP A SECRET on THE GRAVITY OF US A big-hearted, witty, and intensely relatable debut about reaching for your dreams without losing what grounds you.
  • Adam Silvera, New York Times bestselling co-author of WHAT IF IT'S US on THE GRAVITY OF US A grounded romance that shapes into its own lovely constellation.
  • Jeff Zentner, Morris Award winning author of THE SERPENT KING on THE GRAVITY OF US The Gravity of Us speaks poignantly of the things that will attend every human endeavor: family, struggle to know one's self, and the kind of love that makes you feel like you're hurtling to the stars.
  • Shaun David Hutchinson, author of WE ARE THE ANTS, THE PAST, and OTHER THINGS THAT SHOULD STAY BURIED on THE GRAVITY OF US Phil Stamper's confident debut is an excellent exploration of modern social media, first love, and how to use your voice to do good, centered around the preparations for the first crewed mission to Mars. Calvin and Leon are fierce and sweet, and I never wanted their story to end. To put it bluntly, The Gravity of Us is out of this world.
  • Caleb Roehrig, author of LAST SEEN LEAVING and WHITE RABBIT on THE GRAVITY OF US At once a tender love story and an honest exploration of anxiety, ambition, and family dynamics, Phil Stamper's The Gravity of Us pulls you in and takes you on a beautiful, heartfelt journey. Never has the NASA space program seemed so romantic.
  • Julian Winters, author of RUNNING WITH LIONS on THE GRAVITY OF US A debut to remember, Stamper's The Gravity Of Us draws you in for a journey of family, friendships, and ambition while exploring the power of social media and our own voices. Equal parts thoughtful and heartfelt, this book never misses a beat. Cal and Leon have my heart drifting in orbit.
  • Booklist, starred review, on THE GRAVITY OF US A sweet-spirited romance that will capture readers' hearts and imaginations.
  • BookPage, starred review, on THE GRAVITY OF US Phil Stamper's The Gravity of Us is so interesting and well crafted that it's hard to believe it's his first novel. . . . Readers will root for Cal and Leon, their budding romance, their astronaut families and, of course, the prospect of life among the stars.

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