Balzer + Bray Symptoms of Being Human
Balzer + Bray Symptoms of Being Human

Symptoms of Being Human

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Publication Date: November, 2017

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Author: Garvin, Jeff
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Ages 14 And Up, Grades 9 And Up

 

A powerful and uplifting debut novel, now in paperback, about a snarky but anxiety-filled, gender fluid teen, who starts a blog on gender identity that goes viral... and changes everything.

 

The first thing you’re going to want to know about me is: am I a boy, or am I a girl?

 

Riley Cavanaugh is many things: Punk rock. Snarky. Rebellious. And gender fluid. Some days Riley identifies as a boy, and others as a girl.

 

But Riley isn’t exactly out yet. And between starting a new school and having a congressman father running for reelection in überconservative 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.

 

And 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.

 

From debut author Jeff Garvin comes a powerful and uplifting portrait of a modern teen struggling with high school, relationships, and what it means to be a person.

 

Heather (Staff) 06-09-2017 23:24

Riley 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 conservative Orange County, the pressure—media and

otherwise—is building up in Riley’s so-called “normal” life. A private blog doesn’t stay that way. This “issues book” is highly recommended.

Please note Mature themes, for 14 and older.

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