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Bang : a novel
2017
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A decade after accidentally shooting and killing his infant sister when he was four years old, Sebastian is haunted by the guilt and horror of the incident and bonds with a new friend before resolving to get another gun in the hope of rectifying his past. Simultaneous eBook. 50,000 first printing. - (Baker & Taylor)

A new friend and their YouTube cooking channel help fourteen-year-old Sebastian move on from accidentally shooting his infant sister ten years earlier. - (Baker & Taylor)

"Fans of 13 Reasons Why will find a lot to like in Lyga's latest." --Entertainment Weekly

This is Where it Ends, Hate List, and Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock readers will appreciate this heartbreaking novel about living with your worst mistake, from New York Times bestselling author Barry Lyga.

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 the story of one boy and one moment in time that cannot be reclaimed, as true and as relevant as tomorrow's headlines.
- (Grand Central Pub)

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