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By Ellen Wittlinger
Publisher Simon Schuster Books For Young Readers - (Simon Schuster Books For Young Readers)
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Last week I cut my hair, bought some boys clothes and shoes, wrapped a large ACE bandage around my chest to flatten my fortunatelynotlarge breasts, and began looking for a new name. Angela KatzMcNair has never felt quite right as a girl. Her whole life is leading up to the day she decides to become Grady, a guy. While coming out as transgendered feels right to Grady, he isnt prepared for the reaction he gets from everyone else. His mother is upset, his younger sister is mortified, and his best friend, Eve, wont acknowledge him in public. Why cant people just let Grady be himself? Gradys life is miserable until he finds friends in some unexpected places like the school geek, Sebastian, who explains that there is precedent in the natural world (parrotfish change gender when they need to, and the newly male fish are the alpha males), and Kita, a senior who might just be Gradys first love. From acclaimed writer Ellen Wittlinger, this is the groundbreaking story of one teens search for self and his struggle for acceptance.

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304 pages304 pages
Lexile 720LLexile 720L
Published 2007Published 2007

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