DIVerse Families
 
Cut Both Ways

Title

Cut Both Ways

Publisher

Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Pages

344 pages

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9780062349880

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Single parent; Step parent; Separation; Bisexuality; single mother; single father; step father; separated parents; bisexual child

Annotation

Senior Will Caynes must face unsettling feelings for his best friend Angus after they share a drunken kiss, while also embarking on his first real relationship with sophomore Brandy--all as the burden of home-life troubles weigh heavily.

Grade Level

9-12

Family Formation

single mother and single father

Main Character

boy

Diversity Impact

direct

LGBTQ+

male/male; male/female

Race/Ethnicities

White

Awards

Rainbow List, 2016; Cybils Awards, 2015, Nominee, Young Adult Fiction; Minnesota Book Awards, 2016, Nominee, Young People's Literature; Kirkus Book Award, 2015, Finalist, Young Reader

Keywords

friendship; sex; interpersonal relations

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

Cut Both Ways

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