Alex as Well
The Text Publishing Company
Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Family violence; Intersex; abusive mother; intersex teenager; body issues
What do you do when everybody says you're someone you're not? Alex wants change. Massive change. More radical than you could imagine. Her mother is not happy, in fact she's imploding. Her dad walked out. Alex has turned vegetarian, ditched one school, enrolled in another, thrown out her clothes. And created a new identity. An identity that changes her world. And Alex-the other Alex-has a lot to say about it. Alex As Well is a confronting and heartfelt story of adolescent experience of questioning identity, discovering sexuality, navigating friendships and finding a place to belong. Alex is a strong, vulnerable, confident, shy and determined character, one you will never forget.
mother and father
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2016; Rainbow List, 2016; Redbridge Children's Book Award, 2015; Longlist; Redbridge Teenage Book Award, 2015; Longlist; Western Australian Premier's Book Award, 2014, Winner, Young Adult; Adelaide Festival Award, 2014, Short List, Young Adult Fiction
fashion show; lawyer; new school; acceptance; modeling; identity; vegetarian; medication
Brugman, Alyssa, "Alex as Well" (2013). DIVerse Families. 962.