Good looking, athletic, and smart, Gill Marsh is the most popular kid at Uruk High School, even though he is only a junior. When Enko, a new kid from Montreal, shows up, Gil is wary. Yet Enko is easy going and matches Gil's athletic prowess without being a threat. Soon, the two become inseparable friends, practicing, studying, and double-dating.
Then suddenly, to everyone's shock, Enko succombs to an aggressive cancer.
When Enko's parents take his body and return to Canada, Gil is unable to even say good bye. He is inconsolable. Determined to find Enko's grave, Gil sneaks away and heads north.
Closely based on the ancient story of Gilgamesh, the Sumerian King from 3000 BC, A. C. E. Bauer has carefully woven the classic elements of myth to follow Gil's quest and explore the grief and growth of a young man.
From the Hardcover edition.
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Review: Gil MarshUser Review - Kait - Goodreads
This book was greatly written but one of my major problems with it was the beginning. It was too fast paced and I didn't feel a connection with Enko and Gil and so the rest of the book lost the meaning especially since Gil makes so many rash and dumb decisions. Read full review
Review: Gil MarshUser Review - Merrilyn Tucker - Goodreads
Gil is a popular high school student and a star on the track team. When Enko showed up, Gil felt immediate competition within himself. Enko was a far better runner and he got the attention of the ... Read full review