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The Other Boy
by M. G. Hennessey and Sfe R. Monster


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A beautifully heartfelt story about one boy's journey toward acceptance. A book that Jill Soloway, the award-winning creator of Transparent , called "a terrific read for all ages" and Ami Polonsky, author of Gracefully Grayson, called "an emotionally complex and achingly real read."

Twelve-year-old Shane Woods is just a regular boy.  Read more...


 
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Overview

A beautifully heartfelt story about one boy's journey toward acceptance. A book that Jill Soloway, the award-winning creator of Transparent, called "a terrific read for all ages" and Ami Polonsky, author of Gracefully Grayson, called "an emotionally complex and achingly real read."

Twelve-year-old Shane Woods is just a regular boy. He loves pitching for his baseball team, working on his graphic novel, and hanging out with his best friend, Josh. But Shane is keeping something private, something that might make a difference to his friends and teammates, even Josh. And when a classmate threatens to reveal his secret, Shane's whole world comes crashing down. It will take a lot of courage for Shane to ignore the hate and show the world that he's still the same boy he was before. And in the end, those who stand beside him may surprise everyone, including Shane.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780062427663
  • ISBN-10: 0062427660
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Publish Date: September 2016
  • Page Count: 240
  • Reading Level: Ages 8-12
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.8 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.75 pounds


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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-06-27
  • Reviewer: Staff

As far as his best friend, classmates, and baseball teammates know, 12-year-old Shane is a typical boy. Shane feels that way, too, but it’s not the whole story. He takes hormone blockers to prevent the onset of female puberty, and he wants to start taking testosterone. Unfortunately, his divorced parents share custody, and although his mother is supportive, his father hopes this is a phase. Debut author Hennessey effectively depicts Shane’s life as both ordinary and very particular. All adolescents chafe at parental control, but Shane’s father can prevent him from taking the drug he needs to be the person he feels he already is. All adolescents keep secrets, but when rumors start about Shane, it’s extra scary. While coping with his father, baseball rivalries, his first crush, and his friends’ reactions, Shane keeps working on his graphic novel; illustrated excerpts show how it helps him work through fears and worries. It’s another nice touch in a warm, realistic book that offers a sensitive take on a topic that’s very much in the air. Ages 8–12. Author’s agent: Stephanie Kip Rostan, Levine Greenberg Rostan Literary. (Sept.)

 
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