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Bi-Normal

Title

Bi-Normal

Authors

M. G. Higgins

Publisher

Saddleback Educational Publishing, Inc.

Publication Year

2013

ISBN

9781622500048

Pages

191 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

High school social dynamics and issues of sexual identity combine in this compact yet thoughtful entry in the Gravel Road series. Brett Miller is a high school sophomore who knows exactly who he is. He is the boyfriend of the fantastically hot Jillia. He is popular. He is normal and 100 percent not gay. Then he meets Zach in art class. Brett's attraction is undeniable and suddenly he doesn't know who he is anymore. The first person point of view enables the reader to empathize with Brett's confusion as he struggles to come to terms with his bisexuality.

Grade Level

9-12

Lexile Measure

HL330L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Single parent; Gay/Lesbian; Bisexuality; single father; gay; gay teenager; bisexual teenager

Main Character

male teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

single father

LGBTQ+

gay male; bisexual male

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2013, Nominee, Young Adult Fiction

Keywords

bullying; love; high school; confusion; loss; internalized homophobia; football; art

Diversity Impact

direct

Bi-Normal


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