Freakboy

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Description

From the outside, Brendan Chase seems to have it pretty easy. He's a star wrestler, a video game aficionado, and a loving boyfriend to his seemingly perfect match, Vanessa. But on the inside, Brendan struggles to understand why his body feels so wrong--why he sometimes fantasizes having long hair, soft skin, and gentle curves. Is there even a name for guys like him? Guys 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 trying to understand his sexual identity, Vanessa fighting to keep her and Brendan's relationship alive, and Angel struggling to confront her demons.

Product Details

Price
$18.99
Publisher
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)
Publish Date
October 22, 2013
Pages
448
Dimensions
5.87 X 1.42 X 8.52 inches | 1.13 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780374324728

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About the Author

Kristin Elizabeth Clark always knew she wanted to be a writer. She began dabbling in haiku in the third grade - this "experimentation" turned out to be a gateway to the harder stuff: book-length verse. She lives and writes in Northern California where she has worked as a child advocate within the juvenile justice system, and as a children's theatre producer. She is a proud volunteer at Project Outlet in Mountain View, CA. Freakboy is her young adult debut.

Reviews

*"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

."..a gripping story about a complex topic..."--"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

"It succeeds in conveying the message that "you are not alone" to transgender youth while helping everyone else get a handle on these often-tortured teens. The author succeeds in her mission to foster "greater understanding and acceptance of gender's vast and lovely variation."--"School Library Journal"

"A sincere, profound rendering of sexuality, queerness, and identity."--"The Horn Book"

..".a gripping story about a complex topic..."--"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

"It succeeds in conveying the message that "you are not alone" to transgender youth while helping everyone else get a handle on these often-tortured teens. The author succeeds in her mission to foster "greater understanding and acceptance of gender's vast and lovely variation."--"School Library Journal"

"A sincere, profound rendering of sexuality, queerness, and identity."--"The Horn Book"

...a gripping story about a complex topic... "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"

It succeeds in conveying the message that "you are not alone" to transgender youth while helping everyone else get a handle on these often-tortured teens. The author succeeds in her mission to foster "greater understanding and acceptance of gender's vast and lovely variation. "School Library Journal"

A sincere, profound rendering of sexuality, queerness, and identity. "The Horn Book""

...a gripping story about a complex topic... 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

It succeeds in conveying the message that "you are not alone" to transgender youth while helping everyone else get a handle on these often-tortured teens. The author succeeds in her mission to foster "greater understanding and acceptance of gender's vast and lovely variation. School Library Journal

A sincere, profound rendering of sexuality, queerness, and identity. The Horn Book

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..".a gripping story about a complex topic..." --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

"It succeeds in conveying the message that "you are not alone" to transgender youth while helping everyone else get a handle on these often-tortured teens. The author succeeds in her mission to foster "greater understanding and acceptance of gender's vast and lovely variation." --School Library Journal

"A sincere, profound rendering of sexuality, queerness, and identity." --The Horn Book