Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (#40) - Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin (February 2nd, 2016 by Baltzer+Bray)


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. 
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Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin


The first thing you’re going to want to know about me is: Am I a boy, or am I a girl?

Riley Cavanaugh is many things: Punk rock. Snarky. Rebellious. And gender fluid. Some days Riley identifies as a boy, and others as a girl. The thing is . . . Riley isn’t exactly out yet. And between starting a new school and having a congressman father running for reelection in uber-conservative Orange County, the pressure—media and otherwise—is building up in Riley’s so-called “normal” life.

On the advice of a therapist, Riley starts an anonymous blog to vent those pent-up feelings and tell the truth of what it’s REALLY like to be a gender-fluid teenager. But just as Riley’s starting to settle in at school—even developing feelings for a mysterious outcast—the blog goes viral, and an unnamed commenter discovers Riley’s real identity, threatening exposure. Riley must make a choice: walk away from what the blog has created—a lifeline, new friends, a cause to believe in—or stand up, come out, and risk everything.

GENDER FLUID MC


"CONGRESSMAN FATHER RUNNING FOR REELECTION IN UBER-CONSERVATIVE ORANGE COUNTY"


"ANONYMOUS BLOG"


"RILEY MUST MADE A CHOICE: WALK AWAY FROM WHAT THE BLOG HAS CREATED - A LIFELINE, NEW FRIENDS, A CAUSE TO BELIEVE IN - OR STAND UP, COME OUT, AND RISK EVERYTHING"


What are you waiting for this week?

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