Surrender Candlewick

By Hartnett, Sonya

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As he is dying, a twenty-year-old man known as Gabriel recounts his troubled childhood and his strange relationship with a dangerous counterpart named Finnigan.

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978-0-76362-768-3
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Library Journal

Reviewed on October 14, 2008

Hartnett, Sonya. Surrender. Candlewick. 2006. 248p.~As a young boy, Anwell killed his older, disabled brother by locking him in an unused freezer. Now, at 20, he is dying and recounts his brief, tragic life--his brother's death, the arsons that shook his ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

School Library Journal

Reviewed on March 1, 2006

Gr 9-Up When Anwell was seven, he caused the death of his developmentally disabled older brother. Several years later, he meets a boy his age, a wild child named Finnigan, and the two forge an unorthodox yet formidable bond. As this psychological thriller gracefully unfolds, Anwell -who now calls himself Gabriel, in reference to the archangel -and Finnigan take turns narrating an array of possible facts, probable lies, and half-truths. That Anwell/Gabriel -s parents are cold and repressive is p...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on March 1, 2006

Gabriel, twenty years old, lies upon his deathbed, waiting for his dark past to be exhumed. Shifting back and forth in time, with meticulous, luminous prose and searingly vivid imagery, Hartnett unearths his story. Growing up in a claustrophobic country town and emotionally imprisoned by cruel, abusive parents, Gabriel has only two friends: his beloved hound, Surrender; and his volatile playmate Fin...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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