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Freakboy

Title

Freakboy

Publisher

Farrar Straus Giroux

Publication Year

2013

ISBN

9780374324728

Pages

448 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel in verse

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Told from three viewpoints, seventeen-year-old Brendan, a wrestler, struggles to come to terms with his place on the transgender spectrum while Vanessa, the girl he loves, and Angel, a transgender acquaintance, try to help.

Grade Level

9-12

Lexile Measure

HL700L

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Transgender; transgender teenager; boy to girl; gender dysphoria

Main Character

male teenager; female teenagers

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and step father

LGBTQ+

transgender female

Awards

Best Children's Books of the Year, 2014 Sports
Booklist Book Review Stars, 2013
Booklist Top 10 First Novels for Youth, 2014 First Novels
Kirkus Book Review Stars, 2013
Rainbow List, 2014 Teen Fiction
YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2014 Fiction
YALSA Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults, 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults
Northern California Book Award, 2014, Winner, Young Adult

Keywords

wrestling; video games; girlfriend; LGBTQ teen center; high school; internal conflict; homophobia; transphobia; prostitution

Diversity Impact

direct

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