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Beast

Title

Beast

Authors

Brie Spangler

Publisher

Alfred A. Knopf

Publication Year

2016

ISBN

9781101937167

Pages

330 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

After falling off the roof, fifteen-year-old misfit Dylan must attend a therapy group for self-harmers where he meets Jamie, a beautiful and amazing person he does not know is transgender.

Grade Level

6-8, 9-12

Topic

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Family member death; Single parent; Transgender; Domestic abuse; death of a father; single mother; transgender teenager; boy to girl; abuse by a mother

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

single mother

LGBTQ+

boy to girl transgender

Awards

YALSA Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults, 2017
Cybils Awards, 2016, Finalist, Young Adult Fiction
Lambda Literary Award, 2017, Finalist, LGBT Children's/Young Adult

Keywords

self-help groups; interpersonal relations; transgender people; therapy; first kiss; sexuality; bullying

Diversity Impact

direct

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