Bang

By Barry Lyga
Read by Charlie Thurston

5.62 Hours 04/18/2017 unabridged
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A chunk of old memory, adrift in a pool of blood Sebastian Cody did something horrible, something no one—not even Sebastian himself—can forgive. At the age of four, he accidentally shot and killed his infant sister with his father’s gun. Now, ten years later, Sebastian has lived with the guilt and horror for his entire life. With his best friend away for the summer, Sebastian has only a new friend—Aneesa—to distract him from his darkest thoughts. But even this relationship cannot blunt the pain of his past. Because Sebastian knows exactly how to rectify his childhood crime and sanctify his past. It took a gun to get him into this. Now he needs a gun to get out. Unflinching and honest, Bang is as true and as relevant as tomorrow’s headlines, the story of one boy and one moment in time that cannot be reclaimed.

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Summary

Summary

An Amazon Best Book of the Month for April 2017

A chunk of old memory, adrift in a pool of blood

Sebastian Cody did something horrible, something no one—not even Sebastian himself—can forgive. At the age of four, he accidentally shot and killed his infant sister with his father’s gun.
Now, ten years later, Sebastian has lived with the guilt and horror for his entire life. With his best friend away for the summer, Sebastian has only a new friend—Aneesa—to distract him from his darkest thoughts. But even this relationship cannot blunt the pain of his past. Because Sebastian knows exactly how to rectify his childhood crime and sanctify his past. It took a gun to get him into this.

Now he needs a gun to get out.

Unflinching and honest, Bang is as true and as relevant as tomorrow’s headlines, the story of one boy and one moment in time that cannot be reclaimed.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Lyga captures the heartbreak of Sebastian’s situation with sensitivity and compassion, exploring how a life can be unfairly defined by just one action, how it’s tragically easy to ignore humanity in favor of a headline, and just what communication, love, and sharing the truth can do, especially when it comes to forgiving oneself.” New York Times Book Review
“Lyga tackles a number of relevant issues in this heartbreaking novel, including gun control, suicide, and religious and racial prejudice…the chemistry between Sebastian and Aneesa is tender and realistic.” School Library Journal (starred review)
“Lyga manages his intensely emotional material well, creating in Sebastian a highly empathetic character…his story is highly memorable.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Barry Lyga

Barry Lyga is the author of several acclaimed young adult novels, including his debut, The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl. Barry lives and writes in New York City.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 5.62
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Edition: English