Fourteen-year-old Stark McClellan (nicknamed Stick because he's tall and thin) is bullied for being "deformed" - he was born with only one ear. His older brother Bosten is always there to defend Stick. But the boys can't defend one another from their abusive parents.

When Stick realizes Bosten is gay, he knows that to survive his father's anger, Bosten must leave home. Stick has to find his brother, or he will never feel whole again. In his search, he will encounter good people, bad people, and people who are simply indifferent to kids from the wrong side of the tracks. But he never loses hope of finding love - and his brother.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Praise for this book

"Andrew Smith is one of the most courageous and compelling authors I've read. Stick moved me deeply." - Sara Zarr


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Hardback Editions

October 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: Stick
Author(s): Andrew Smith
ISBN: 0-312-61341-5 / 978-0-312-61341-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
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Paperback Editions

September 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Stick: A Novel
Author(s): Andrew Smith
ISBN: 1-250-08813-5 / 978-1-250-08813-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Square Fish
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Audio Editions

February 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Stick
Author(s): Andrew Smith
Publisher: Audible Studios
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February 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Stick
Author(s): Andrew Smith
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

October 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Stick: A Novel
Author(s): Andrew Smith
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA