Never Look Back
Pheus is a golden-voiced, bachata-singing charmer, ready to spend the summer on the beach with his friends, serenading a girl or two. When he meets Eury, all he wants is to put a smile on her face and fight off her demons. But some dangers are too powerful for even the strongest love, and as the world threatens to tear them apart, Eury and Pheus must fight for each other and their lives.
Featuring contemporary Afro-Latinx characters, this Own Voices retelling of the Greek myth Orpheus and Eurydice is perfect for fans of Ibi Zoboi's Pride.
JLG Release: Nov 2020
Awards & Honors
2021 Belpre Honor Book for Young Adult Text
Praise & Reviews
Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:
8 3/10" x 5 1/2"
Scholastic Reading CountsN/A
Potentially Sensitive Areas
Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism , Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Underage Use , Language: Strong Language , Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes , Violence: Sexual Assault/Rape , Violence: General , Violence: Cruelty to Animals
Love, Spirits, Family life, Puerto Ricans, Dominican Americans, New York City, Retellings of “Orpheus and Eurydice,” Hispanic and Latino Americans, Bronx, New York, Musicians, Folklore and mythology,