True Letters from a Fictional Life - Kenneth Logan

Staff Pick

James Liddell’s life should be easy: he’s smart, athletic, and well liked; he has a tight-knit group of friends, a loving family, and a beautiful sort-of girlfriend. His mom even tells him how glad she is that he’s “normal”— unlike his classmate Aaron, the victim of homophobic violence. What no one seems to realize is that James doesn’t want the life, or the girlfriend, that could so easily be his: his heart is stirred by boys. When someone steals the never-to-be-sent letters that James has secretly been writing to the people closest to him to express this hidden part of himself, however, it’s clear that everyone is about to discover his secret. Kenneth Logan’s True Letters from a Fictional Life (Harper Teen, $17.99) is a beautifully complex portrayal of one teenager’s journey out of the closet and into his nonfiction reality. Ages 14-18.

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ISBN: 9780062380258
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: HarperTeen - June 7th, 2016