Gil Marsh

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Random House Children's Books, Feb 28, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 192 pages
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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.

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The writing, however, fell flat. - Goodreads
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User 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

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User 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


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A. C. E. BAUER has always been infatuated with the classics, and has been telling stories ever since she could talk (some were real whoppers). After learning how to write, she began handing them out as gifts to her family. Ms. Bauer took a break from writing for a while when she was a lawyer helping poor people, writing legal briefs and telling stories about her clients. She has returned to fiction and now writes for children of all ages. Born and raised in Montreal, she spends most of the year in Cheshire, Connecticut, and much of the summer on a lake in Quebec. She lives with her husband, two children, and their dog Speedy. Learn more at

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