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Little & Lion

Written by: Brandy Colbert
Narrated by: Alisha Wainwright
Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
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Publisher's Summary

A stunning novel on love, loss, identity, and redemption, from Publishers Weekly Flying Start author Brandy Colbert.

When Suzette comes home to Los Angeles from her boarding school in New England, she isn't sure if she'll ever want to go back. LA is where her friends and family are (along with her crush, Emil). And her stepbrother, Lionel, who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, needs her emotional support.

But as she settles into her old life, Suzette finds herself falling for someone new...the same girl her brother is in love with. When Lionel's disorder spirals out of control, Suzette is forced to confront her past mistakes and find a way to help her brother before he hurts himself - or worse.

©2017 Brandy Colbert (P)2017 Hachette Audio

What the critics say

"Colbert sensitively confronts misconceptions about mental illness, bisexuality, and intersectional identity.... A vibrantly depicted Los Angeles." ( Kirkus Reviews)
" Little and Lion is beautifully insightful, honest, and compassionate. Brandy's ability to find larger meaning in small moments is nothing short of dazzling." ( New York Times best-selling author Nicola Yoon)

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Pretty good story line for a teen book and the narrator really brought it to life.

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  • Erica Waclawski
  • 2018-12-26

Omg!!!

Omg I adored this book so much!!!! It has such amazing representations. The depiction of bi-polar disorder was so well done. Honestly I can just hush about this book all day.

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  • aja
  • 2018-09-22

It was too simple for me

The storyline was very realistic but it was too bland for me... I was waiting for it to just be over with tbh. The performance was really good though.

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  • Audiobookhoe
  • 2017-09-09

ya realistic contemporary

This book had a lot to unpack. There was a lot of positive poc rep, bi, gay and pansexual rep. Teens doing realistic stuff parents act like they don't, and a lot of identity and microaggressions an afro-latinx like me really related to.

It also dealt with non-conventional siblings(one white, one black) and them dealing with one of them going off their meds for bipolar disorder.

It wasnt a perfect book but it was a great plot and narrated really well!