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Alex as Well

Title

Alex as Well

Authors

Alyssa Brugman

Publisher

The Text Publishing Company

Pages

223 pages

Publication Year

2013

ISBN

9781922079237

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Family violence; Intersex; abusive mother; intersex teenager; body issues

Annotation

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.

Grade Level

6-8

Family Formation

mother and father

Main Character

intersex

Diversity Impact

direct

LGBTQ+

intersex

Race/Ethnicities

White

Awards

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

Keywords

fashion show; lawyer; new school; acceptance; modeling; identity; vegetarian; medication

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

Alex as Well

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