True Letters from a Fictional Life

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5.8 X 8.5 X 1.1 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author

Kenneth Logan grew up in New Jersey and taught high school English in Vermont and San Francisco. He lives in Brooklyn. You can visit him online at


"A funny and realistic coming-out tale... The rounded characters deal with betrayal and honesty and love and near tragedy in ways teen readers, gay or straight, will recognize. Just the right touch of humor, mystery, drama, and romance should earn this a place on every teen bookshelf." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"We need stories that give courage to kids struggling to be honest with themselves and others about who they are. Logan tells one that will give you hope and make you laugh." -- Robbie Rogers, LA Galaxy midfielder, former midfielder for the US National Soccer Team

"James and his friends have deep, meaningful, complex bonds... Logan's look at a boy reconciling his private and public selves is well written and affecting." -- School Library Journal

"Logan handles his material exceptionally well, building suspense as he dramatizes both the downside of being in the closet and the realistic complications of coming out, while creating, in James, an unusually thoughtful and sympathetic character... [a] satisfying debut." -- Booklist

"A wonderful book that will encourage young readers to seek authenticity and stand up for their true selves... LGBT teens, as well as straight, will recognize much of their lives in this story. Highly recommended." -- Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

"Logan tackles the complexities of coming out thoughtfully, presenting realistic (and not always fully supportive) responses to James's revelation." -- Publishers Weekly

"[James'] painful, funny experiences with family, love, and friends will resonate with many teens." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books