DIVerse Families
 
Cut Both Ways

Title

Cut Both Ways

Publisher

Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9780062349880

Pages

344 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Senior Will Caynes must face unsettling feelings for his best friend Angus after they share a drunken kiss, while also embarking on his first real relationship with sophomore Brandy--all as the burden of home-life troubles weigh heavily.

Grade Level

9-12

Topic

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Single parent; Step parent; Separation; Bisexuality; single mother; single father; step father; separated parents; bisexual child

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

single mother and single father

LGBTQ+

male/male; male/female

Awards

Rainbow List, 2016
Cybils Awards, 2015, Nominee, Young Adult Fiction
Minnesota Book Awards, 2016, Nominee, Young People's Literature
Kirkus Book Award, 2015, Finalist, Young Reader

Keywords

friendship; sex; interpersonal relations

Diversity Impact

direct

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