Draw the Line: Book summary and reviews of Draw the Line by Laurent Linn

Draw the Line

by Laurent Linn

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Draw the Line by Laurent Linn
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  • Published in USA  May 2016
    528 pages
    Genre: Novels

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After a hate crime occurs in his small Texas town, Adrian Piper must discover his own power, decide how to use it, and know where to draw the line in this stunning debut novel exquisitely illustrated by the author.

Adrian Piper is used to blending into the background at his Texas high school. He may be a talented artist, a sci-fi geek, and gay, but none of those social groups get him…at all.

In fact, the only place he feels free to be himself is at his drawing table while he's creating his own world through the Renaissance-art-inspired superhero of his own design, Graphite.

But in real life, when a hate crime spurs Adrian into action, he must decide what kind of person he wants to be. Maybe it's time to not be so invisible after all - no matter how dangerous the risk.

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"Starred Review. A diverse cast and an emotionally rich plot make this a gripping journey of self-discovery, romance, art making, and justice." - Publishers Weekly

"Starred Review. More defiant than its superhero's diaphanous costume portends. Bravo." - Kirkus

"A welcome addition to collections depicting LGBTQ youth, but not an essential text." - School Library Journal

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Laurent Linn

Laurent Linn's love for puppets led him to become an Emmy Award–winning puppet designer and builder in Jim Henson's Muppet Workshop, creating characters for various productions, including the Muppet Christmas Carol and Muppet Treasure Island films, eventually becoming creative director for the Sesame Street Muppets. Originally from Dallas, Texas, his love for art led him to New York City where he is currently an art director/designer for children's and teen books. And his love for transformative stories (and superheroes) led him to write and illustrate Draw the Line, his first novel. Visit him at LaurentLinn.com and on Twitter/Instagram at @LaurentLinn.

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