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Pete Hautman


Pete Hautman

Pete Hautman won the National Book Award for his novel GODLESS. His other acclaimed novels include HOW TO STEAL A CAR, INVISIBLE, SWEETBLOOD and RASH.

Pete Hautman

Books by Pete Hautman

by Pete Hautman - Dystopian, Dystopian Fiction, Fiction, Religion, Young Adult 13+

Twelve square miles of paradise, surrounded by an eight-foot-high chain-link fence: this is Nodd, the land of the Grace. It is all 17-year-old Jacob knows. Beyond the fence lies the World, a wicked, terrible place, doomed to destruction. When the Archangel Zerachiel descends from Heaven, only the Grace will be spared the horrors of the Apocalypse. But something is rotten in paradise. A wolf invades Nodd, slaughtering the Grace’s sheep. A new boy arrives from outside, and his scorn and disdain threaten to tarnish Jacob’s contentment. Then, while patrolling the borders of Nodd, Jacob meets Lynna, a girl from the adjoining ranch, who tempts him to sample the forbidden Worldly pleasures that lie beyond the fence. Jacob’s faith, his devotion, and his grip on reality are tested as his feelings for Lynna blossom into something greater and the End Days grow ever closer.

by Pete Hautman - Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+, Youth Fiction

In a far distant future, Tucker Feye and the inscrutable Lia find themselves atop a crumbling pyramid in an abandoned city. In present-day Hopewell, Tucker’s uncle Kosh faces armed resistance and painful memories as he attempts to help a terrorized woman named Emma, who is being held captive by a violent man. And on a train platform in 1997, a seventeen-year-old Kosh is given an instruction that will change his life, and the lives of others, forever. Tucker, Lia, and Kosh must evade the pursuit of maggot-like Timesweeps, battle Master Gheen’s cult of Lambs, all while they puzzle out the enigmatic Boggsians as they search for one another and the secrets of the diskos. Who built them? Who is destroying them? Where — and when — will it all end?

by Pete Hautman - Adventure, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Thirteen-year-old Tucker is at a complete loss when both his parents disappear into mysterious disks that serve as transports into different periods of time. He decides to follow, but nothing can prepare him for both the incredible past and terrible future that waits on the other side.

by Pete Hautman - Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Lita is the writer. Adam is the entrepreneur. They are JUST FRIENDS. And they might never agree, but in this hilarious story, they manage to give the world a little more insight into what boys and girls are really looking for.

by Pete Hautman - Fiction

Fed up with his parents' boring old Catholic religion, agnostic-going-on-atheist Jason Bock invents a new god --- the town's water tower. He recruits an unlikely group of worshippers: his snail-farming best friend, Shin, cute-as-a-button (whatever that means) Magda Price, and the violent and unpredictable Henry Stagg. But as their religion grows, it takes on a life of its own.