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Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Published Date: 2 February 2016
Amazon | The Book Depository | Dymocks Australia
The first thing you’re going to want to know about me is: Am I a boy, or am I a girl?
Cavanaugh is many things: Punk rock. Snarky. Rebellious. And gender
fluid. Some days Riley identifies as a boy, and others as a girl. The
thing is . . . Riley isn’t exactly out yet. And between starting a new
school and having a congressman father running for reelection in
uber-conservative Orange County, the pressure—media and otherwise—is
building up in Riley’s so-called “normal” life.
On the advice of a
therapist, Riley starts an anonymous blog to vent those pent-up
feelings and tell the truth of what it’s REALLY like to be a
gender-fluid teenager. But just as Riley’s starting to settle in at
school—even developing feelings for a mysterious outcast—the blog goes
viral, and an unnamed commenter discovers Riley’s real identity,
threatening exposure. Riley must make a choice: walk away from what the
blog has created—a lifeline, new friends, a cause to believe in—or stand
up, come out, and risk everything. (summary from Goodreads)
Big yes to this book! It has some great reviews, so I'm definitely looking forward to reading this one.
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