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Beast

Title

Beast

Authors

Brie Spangler

Publisher

Alfred A. Knopf

Pages

330 pages

Publication Year

2016

ISBN

9781101937167

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Family member death; Single parent; Transgender; Domestic abuse; death of a father; single mother; transgender teenager; boy to girl; abuse by a mother

Annotation

After falling off the roof, fifteen-year-old misfit Dylan must attend a therapy group for self-harmers where he meets Jamie, a beautiful and amazing person he does not know is transgender.

Grade Level

6-8, 9-12

Family Formation

single mother

Main Character

boy

Diversity Impact

direct

LGBTQ+

boy to girl transgender

Race/Ethnicities

White

Awards

YALSA Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults, 2017; Cybils Awards, 2016, Finalist, Young Adult Fiction; Lambda Literary Award, 2017, Finalist, LGBT Children's/Young Adult

Keywords

self-help groups; interpersonal relations; transgender people; therapy; first kiss; sexuality; bullying

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

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