Symptoms of Being Human - Jeff Garvin

Staff Pick

Riley Cavanaugh is gender fluid, but isn’t out yet: between transferring schools and dealing with a congressman father running for reelection, they (Riley’s preferred pronoun) aren’t inclined to share their secret. Instead, with the encouragement of their therapist, Riley starts a blog to vent their feelings, sharing what it’s really like to identify as a girl on some days and as a boy on others. But when the blog goes viral, will Riley’s secret be revealed? Jeff Garvin’s debut is smart and realistic, explaining the complex issues of gender fluidity with clarity and compassion. Many readers will relate to Riley’s feeling of being both different from and the same as everyone else— one of the many Symptoms of Being Human (Balzer + Bray, $17.99). Ages 14-18.

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ISBN: 9780062382863
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Balzer + Bray - February 2nd, 2016