Duke & the Lonely Boy

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Pub Date 19 Aug 2021 | Archive Date 29 Sep 2021

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Duke seemingly has it all. But his math tutor, Tommy, not so much. When their worlds collide, it forces each one to truly examine their own reality. Duke realizes he’s more like a sheep, who only knows how to follow. As for Tommy, he allows his tortured past to define his future.

Duke must find the courage to really be himself, even if that means losing it all; while Tommy must confront his grief to find the closure he desperately needs. In the unlikely friendship that they form, they each grow on the strengths of the other.

Lynn Langan’s debut novel, Duke & the Lonely Boy is a story about understanding who you really are, unlikely friendships, overcoming tragedy, and finding true closure to heal a broken heart.

Duke seemingly has it all. But his math tutor, Tommy, not so much. When their worlds collide, it forces each one to truly examine their own reality. Duke realizes he’s more like a sheep, who only...


A Note From the Publisher

Lynn Langan lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Kutztown University with a degree in Professional Writing.

Lynn Langan lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Kutztown University with a degree in Professional Writing.


Advance Praise

2021 Maxy Award Finalist – Middle Grade/Young Adult

“A beautiful story of healing and friendship.” –JP Roth, author of Ancient Dreams

2021 Maxy Award Finalist – Middle Grade/Young Adult

“A beautiful story of healing and friendship.” –JP Roth, author of Ancient Dreams


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A really enjoyable YA book that was uplifting, funny and heartbreaking all at once. Well written good charcaters and a good plotline, definitely worth checking out

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I really enjoyed this title and highly recommend. I feel this will make an excellent addition to anyone’s book collection. Please be sure to go and pick this one up

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I really enjoyed this one. Premise Duke seemingly has it all. But his math tutor, Tommy, not so much. When their worlds collide, it forces each one to truly examine their own reality. Duke realizes he’s more like a sheep, who only knows how to follow. As for Tommy, he allows his tortured past to define his future. I love books like this where two people from differently perceived backgrounds can come together and find common ground. It’s sort of the story of a popular protagonist meets a nerd and they have these preconceived notions of each other but the more time they spend and grow on each other they find out they are not who they both originally through they were. Also that there is more to some people than first meets the eye, but we automatically put these labels on people without truly getting to know them. It almost reminded me a bit of a recent episode of Never Have I Ever where the part of one of the main characters who is supposed to be so popular and doesn’t care about school ect. Has more underneath him than meets the eye.

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