By any means necessary / Candice Montgomery.

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      Summary: On the day Torrey officially becomes a college freshman, he gets a call that might force him to drop out before he's even made it through orientation: the bee farm his beloved uncle Miles left him after his tragic death is being foreclosed on. Torrey would love nothing more than to leave behind the family and neighborhood that's bleeding him dry. But he still feels compelled to care for the project of his uncle's heart. As the farm heads for auction, Torrey precariously balances choosing a major and texting Gabriel--the first boy he ever kissed--with the fight to stop his uncle's legacy from being demolished. But as notice letters pile up and lawyers appear at his dorm, dividing himself between family and future becomes impossible unless he sacrifices a part of himself.
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      MONTGOMERY, C. By any means necessary. [s. l.]: Page Street Publishing, 2019. ISBN 9781624147999. Disponível em: Acesso em: 27 maio. 2020.
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      Montgomery C. By Any Means Necessary. Page Street Publishing; 2019. Accessed May 27, 2020.
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      Montgomery, C. (2019). By any means necessary. Page Street Publishing.
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      Montgomery, Candice. 2019. By Any Means Necessary. Page Street Publishing.
    • Harvard:
      Montgomery, C. (2019) By any means necessary. Page Street Publishing. Available at: (Accessed: 27 May 2020).
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      Montgomery, C 2019, By any means necessary, Page Street Publishing, viewed 27 May 2020, .
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      Montgomery, Candice. By Any Means Necessary. Page Street Publishing, 2019. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Montgomery, Candice. By Any Means Necessary. Page Street Publishing, 2019.
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      Montgomery C. By any means necessary [Internet]. Page Street Publishing; 2019 [cited 2020 May 27]. Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2019 October #2

Featuring a unique method of storytelling, readers of all stripes will be intrigued and amused by Montgomery's follow up to Home and Away (2018) as they are introduced to Torrey, a college freshman whose life is turned upside down as he's hit with the devastating news of his beloved Uncle Miles' death. As he copes, he is shaken by the news that the bee farm that was left to him is being foreclosed on and he is forced to choose between his own life and the one his uncle left behind. Montgomery succeeds in crafting a uniquely comical voice through Torrey, while simultaneously creating a space for the reader to become a character of their own through his inner dialogue. Not only does this book seek to comfort those who identify with Torrey and his experience as a Black gay young adult, but it lays a path for a greater conversation about homophobia, racism, culture, and the intersection of all three to be had for those who might not yet be privy to the hardships on which Montgomery shines a light. Grades 10-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2019 August #1

Torrey, a gay, black college freshman, is not sure where he belongs. He thinks he's escaping his Los Angeles neighborhood and his "sad excuse for a family" by going to San Francisco State University. As soon as he arrives there, though, troubling news from home pulls him back. The bee farm he inherited from his uncle is about to be seized due to unpaid taxes, and having the apiary fall into the wrong hands could add to the gentrification problems already threatening local residents' livelihoods. Torrey knows he should return to L.A. to work to save his property and neighborhood, but he wants to stay in school, especially after he reunites with a former love interest via Instagram. Through Torrey's struggles and vibrant, first-person voice, Montgomery (Home and Away) sheds light on larger social issues. At times directly addressing the reader, Torrey's narration clearly delineates concerns within nonwhite communities. Rather than providing pat answers to complicated problems, this contemporary coming-of-age novel raises essential questions to ponder. Ages 14–up. Agent: Jim McCarthy, Dystel, Goderich and Bourret. (Oct.)

Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly.