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Freakboy

(2013)
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A powerful novel in verse told from the points of view of a genderqueer teenager, the teen's girlfriend, and a trans woman

"An important story, written with compassion and startling insight." - Ellen Hopkins, The New York Times - bestselling author of the Crank trilogy

From the outside, Brendan Chase seems to have it pretty easy. Brendan is a star wrestler, a video game aficionado, and a loving significant other to seemingly perfect match, Vanessa.

But Brendan feels so wrong. Why does Brenan sometimes fantasize having long hair, soft skin, and gentle curves? Is there even a name for people like Brendan? People who are assigned male at birth but who sometimes want to be girls? Or is Brendan just a freak?

In Freakboy's razor-sharp verse, Kristin Clark folds three narratives into one powerful story: Brendan's exploration of gender; Vanessa, who fights to keep her and Brendan's relationship alive; and Angel, a woman who's struggling to confront her own demons.

Praise for Freakboy:

"Debut novelist Clark uses free verse to write a gripping story about a complex topic: the challenges of growing up transgender or genderqueer." - Publishers Weekly, starred review

"This gutsy, tripartite poem explores a wider variety of identities - cis-, trans-, genderqueer - than a simple transgender storyline, making it stand out." - Kirkus Review, starred review

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Praise for this book

"An important, Written with compassion and startling insight. A brave YA debut." - Ellen Hopkins


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Hardback Editions

November 2016 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Freakboy (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Kristin Elizabeth Clark
ISBN: 0-606-39285-8 / 978-0-606-39285-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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October 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: Freakboy
Author(s): Kristin Elizabeth Clark
ISBN: 0-374-32472-7 / 978-0-374-32472-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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Paperback Editions

November 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Freakboy
Author(s): Kristin Elizabeth Clark
ISBN: 1-250-06295-0 / 978-1-250-06295-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Square Fish
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Kindle Editions

October 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Freakboy
Author(s): Kristin Elizabeth Clark
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA