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Freakboy
by Kristin Elizabeth Clark




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A powerful novel in verse told from the points of view of a genderqueer teenager, the teen's girlfriend, and a trans woman

"An important story, written with compassion and startling insight." --Ellen Hopkins, The New York Times-bestselling author of the Crank trilogy

From the outside, Brendan Chase seems to have it pretty easy. Brendan is a star wrestler, a video game aficionado, and a loving significant other to seemingly perfect match, Vanessa.

But Brendan feels so wrong. Why does Brenan sometimes fantasize having long hair, soft skin, and gentle curves? Is there even a name for people like Brendan? People who are assigned male at birth but who sometimes want to be girls? Or is Brendan just a freak?

In Freakboy's razor-sharp verse, Kristin Clark folds three narratives into one powerful story: Brendan's exploration of gender; Vanessa, who fights to keep her and Brendan's relationship alive; and Angel, a woman who's struggling to confront her own demons.

Praise for Freakboy:

"Debut novelist Clark uses free verse to write a gripping story about a complex topic: the challenges of growing up transgender or genderqueer. --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"This gutsy, tripartite poem explores a wider variety of identities--cis-, trans-, genderqueer--than a simple transgender storyline, making it stand out." --Kirkus Review, starred review

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Overview

A powerful novel in verse told from the points of view of a genderqueer teenager, the teen's girlfriend, and a trans woman

"An important story, written with compassion and startling insight." --Ellen Hopkins, The New York Times-bestselling author of the Crank trilogy

From the outside, Brendan Chase seems to have it pretty easy. Brendan is a star wrestler, a video game aficionado, and a loving significant other to seemingly perfect match, Vanessa.

But Brendan feels so wrong. Why does Brenan sometimes fantasize having long hair, soft skin, and gentle curves? Is there even a name for people like Brendan? People who are assigned male at birth but who sometimes want to be girls? Or is Brendan just a freak?

In Freakboy's razor-sharp verse, Kristin Clark folds three narratives into one powerful story: Brendan's exploration of gender; Vanessa, who fights to keep her and Brendan's relationship alive; and Angel, a woman who's struggling to confront her own demons.

Praise for Freakboy:

"Debut novelist Clark uses free verse to write a gripping story about a complex topic: the challenges of growing up transgender or genderqueer. --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"This gutsy, tripartite poem explores a wider variety of identities--cis-, trans-, genderqueer--than a simple transgender storyline, making it stand out." --Kirkus Review, starred review



This item is Non-Returnable.

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9781250062956
  • ISBN-10: 1250062950
  • Publisher: Square Fish
  • Publish Date: November 2016
  • Page Count: 448
  • Reading Level: Ages 12-18
  • Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.4 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.85 pounds


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