Run, Clarissa, Run
Life in a small town can be tough when you're a little different, but for a fifteen year old transgender kid it can truly be hell. Clark is harassed daily at school for his effeminate behavior and appearance. He has no friends and a brother that is as likely to be on the teasing as to prevent it. When Clark is offered a job babysitting for the Pirella family, it seems like a godsend. The money is good. He bonds with the girls almost instantly. The father, Tony, works in computer security. Tony and Clark strike up a friendship based on a mutal love of computers and hacking. As Tony becomes aware of Clark's transsexuality and his growing feminine alter ego, Clarissa, things become incredibly complicated. Will Tony be Clarissa's salvation, or her undoing?
LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Transgender; transgender teenager; boy to girl
mother and father
transsexual; friends; bullying; identity; babysitting; computers
Eliason, Rachel, "Run, Clarissa, Run" (2012). Diverse Families. 914.