Farrar Straus Giroux
novel in verse
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.
LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Transgender; transgender teenager; boy to girl; gender dysphoria
male teenager; female teenagers
mother and step father
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
wrestling; video games; girlfriend; LGBTQ teen center; high school; internal conflict; homophobia; transphobia; prostitution
Clark, Kristin Elizabeth, "Freakboy" (2013). Diverse Families. 119.