Brendan Kiely

  • Tradition

  • Brendan Kiely

    "Tradition is a deeply felt, powerful, devastating and, ultimately, hopeful look at toxic rape culture and its destructive effects." - Nicola Yoon, author of Everything Everything

    "... a startling portrait of privilege and rape culture, but also a ultimately a book about resistance and hope... and the courage to do the right thing even when everyone else seems to be doing wrong"- Amy Reed, author of The Nowhere Girls


    Tradition explores the dangers of toxic masculinity and rape culture. The ideal read for fans of Thirteen Reasons Why, Moxie and One of Us Is Lying.


    'This very good school is nothing but a fancy promise, a broken one. A big lie.'

    The powerful, glamorous and privileged students of Fullbrook Academy gather for a secret party in the woods.

    A party that ends in disaster.

    The Fullbook traditions are sacred. But they can hide dark and dangerous secrets.

    Jules is in her senior year with one goal: to get out and start her life at college.

    Jamie is a sports star on a scholarship; Fullbrook is his chance to escape his past.

    Can they both stand together against Fulbrook's most toxic traditions?

Brendan Kiely is the New York Times bestselling author of All American Boys (with Jason Reynolds), The Last True Love Story, and The Gospel of Winter. His work has been published in ten languages, received a Coretta Scott King Author Honor Award, the Walter Dean Myers Award, the Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award, was twice awarded Best Fiction for Young Adults (2015, 2017) by the American Library Association, and was a Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2014. Originally from the Boston area, he now lives with his wife in New York City.