You don't need to own a Kindle device to enjoy Kindle books. Download one of our FREE Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on all your devices.

  • Apple
    Apple
  • Android
    Android
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone
  • Click here to download from Amazon appstore
    Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

kcpAppSendButton

Buying Options

Kindle Price: $9.99
includes tax, if applicable

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

<Embed>
Kindle App Ad
The Namesake by [Steven Parlato, Jacquelyn Mitchard]

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.


The Namesake Kindle Edition

4.6 out of 5 stars 57 ratings

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle
$9.99
Length: 290 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled Page Flip: Enabled
Language: English Age Level: 14 - 18 Grade Level: 10 - 12

Noise: The new book from the authors of ‘Thinking, Fast and Slow’ releases on May 19.
If the Amazon.com.au price decreases between your order time and the end of the day of the release date, you'll receive the lowest price. Pre-order now.

Product description

About the Author

Award-winning author and poet, Steven Parlato, has work in Freshwater, Peregrine, and other journals. Upon the release of his YA debut, The Namesake, by Merit Press in 2013, Publishers Weekly called Parlato "a name to watch." A college English professor (with a giraffe-filled office), illustrator, and actor, Steven has played roles including the Scarecrow, Macbeth, and the Munchie Mania Guy in a Friendly's training film. He lives in Connecticut with his wife, two teens, and a Binks-like cockapoo. Follow Steven online at StevenParlato.com and on Twitter @ParlatoWrites. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Review

"The story is powerful, and the plot is well crafted . . . [a] thoughtful coming-of-age story." --School Library Journal "Parlato constructs an introspective debut about the aftershocks of family trauma. Evan's journey . . . is complex and solidly woven. Parlato's . . . ambitious, well-executed plot twists and nimbly handled cast make him a name to watch." --Publishers Weekly "Before his father killed himself, [Evan's] home life was pretty normal . . . Now there's a hole in that life that can't be filled or explained. Parlato's debut novel . . . is a painstaking dissection of a father's past and its reverberations in his son's life. A memorable, disturbing story, carefully wrought." --Kirkus Reviews "Steven Parlato's The Namesake is an emotionally stimulating young adult novel that delves into the powerful topic of abuse. Using dry wit, incredible similes and metaphors, and a very thought-provoking storyline, Parlato introduces the reader to an original and unforgiving exploration of the teenage psyche." --Blogcritics "Steven Parlato's The Namesake totally knocked me off my feet. This is the type of book that keeps you reading, especially if you enjoy dark humor. It's jarring to be sure, but well worth your time." --Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile "The novel shapes up to be one of the best contemporary reads I have ever read. The further I got into the book, the more I became convinced that [the author] was a genius with his writing. The characters were all perfectly laid out. I was able to connect with each and every one of them." --The Subtle Chronicler --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Product details

  • ASIN : B00AB3TBAG
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (18 December 2012)
  • Language : English
  • File size : 1544 KB
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • Word Wise : Not Enabled
  • Print length : 290 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 57 ratings

Customer reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
4.6 out of 5
57 global ratings
How are ratings calculated?

Review this product

Share your thoughts with other customers

Top reviews from Australia

There are 0 reviews and 0 ratings from Australia

Top reviews from other countries

Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Reviewed in Canada on 27 June 2017
Verified Purchase
SkyeBlue
5.0 out of 5 stars Dark, Powerful, Yet Uplifting
Reviewed in the United States on 28 March 2014
Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Kim S.
5.0 out of 5 stars Poignant, Painful and Nearly Perfect
Reviewed in the United States on 22 December 2012
Verified Purchase
9 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Illuminating Dark and Compassionate
Reviewed in the United States on 26 April 2013
Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful
Report abuse
CEastman
5.0 out of 5 stars The Namesake, compelling and beautiful
Reviewed in the United States on 22 September 2013
Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful
Report abuse