Blackout: A Novel

by Dhonielle Clayton

Other authorsNicola Yoon (Author), Angie Thomas (Author), Nic Stone (Author), Ashley Woodfolk (Author), Tiffany D Jackson (Author)
Paperback, 2022





Quill Tree Books (2022), Edition: Reprint, 256 pages


Romance. Young Adult Fiction. Young Adult Literature. HTML: 2022 Audie Award Winner! Six critically acclaimed, bestselling, and award-winning authors bring the glowing warmth and electricity of Black teens in love to this charming, hilarious, and heartwarming novel that shines a bright light through the dark. This full-cast audio edition is performed by Joniece Abbott-Pratt, Dion Graham, Imani Parks, Jordan Cobb, Shayna Small, A.J Beckles, and Audible Hall-of-Famer Bahni Turpin. A summer heatwave blankets New York City in darkness. But as the city is thrown into confusion, a different kind of electricity sparks... A first meeting. Long-time friends. Bitter exes. And maybe the beginning of something new. When the lights go out, people reveal hidden truths. Love blossoms, friendship transforms, and new possibilities take flight. Beloved authorsâ??Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk, and Nicola Yoonâ??celebrate the beauty of six couples and the unforgettable magic that can be found on a sweltering starry night in the city.… (more)


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Physical description

256 p.; 7.9 inches

User reviews

LibraryThing member Hccpsk
Anyone looking for an easy, cute, romance-y YA book — Blackout is for you. Written by a host of popular YA authors including Angie Thomas (The Hate U Give) and Nic Stone (Dear Martin), Blackout tells the story of a number of teens stuck in New York City during a blackout. Some of the stories have
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multiple parts and some just one, but all of the characters have connections — and that is what the book is ultimately about — the connections between people. A definite recommendation for YA readers looking for a quick and light read.
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LibraryThing member reader1009
teen fiction - interconnected short love stories written by popular Black authors
love the diversity and queer inclusiveness, and the sense of community that comes from so many different people headed to the same Brooklyn block party.
LibraryThing member fionaanne
Kind of a mixed bag. Angie Thomas delivers the goods, as usual (plus a perfect resolution that defied the trope) and Nicola Yoon did a neat job of tying things up (and managed to quell my lingering dislike of her over Everything, Everything). Tiffany D. Jackson offered a solid story that suffered
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from being told in instalments and Nic Stone’s contribution gave me all the feels although I think it needed another round of edits. I continue to feel no love for the writing of both Ashley Woodfolk and Dhonielle Clayton; neither story held my interest and ended in the exact formulaic way I was expecting.
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LibraryThing member bookbutterfly
"That’s the thing about finding the right person to love. When someone loves you, all their hang-ups don’t really mean much. Because loving that person is a choice you have to make every day, even when that day isn’t what you expect."

I love the way the stories were woven together in this
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anthogy-ish book. What a fun read!
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LibraryThing member ewyatt
It's a hot summer day and a blackout has hit New York City. In interconnected short stories that all take place in this same window of time the book explores love, new beginnings, and possibilities on the way to a block party in Brooklyn. I especially liked seeing the connections between characters
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in the stories and the exploration of romance for the Black teens centered in each of the stories.
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LibraryThing member bookwyrmm
Six loosely interconnected and incredibly engaging stories about Black teens finding loving amidst a blackout in New York.




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