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Symptoms of Being Human

(2016)
A novel by

 
 
A sharply honest and moving debut perfect for fans of The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Ask the Passengers.

Riley Cavanaugh is many things: punk rock. Snarky. Rebellious. And gender fluid. Some days Riley identifies as a boy and others as a girl. But 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 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. And 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.

From debut author Jeff Garvin comes a powerful and uplifting portrait of a modern teen struggling with high school, relationships, and what it means to be a person.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

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Used availability for Jeff Garvin's Symptoms of Being Human

Hardback Editions

February 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Symptoms of Being Human
Author(s): Jeff Garvin
ISBN: 0-06-238286-1 / 978-0-06-238286-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

November 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Symptoms of Being Human
Author(s): Jeff Garvin
ISBN: 0-06-238287-X / 978-0-06-238287-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

February 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Symptoms of Being Human
Author(s): Jeff Garvin
ISBN: 1-5046-9529-1 / 978-1-5046-9529-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
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February 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Symptoms of Being Human Lib/E
Author(s): Jeff Garvin
ISBN: 1-5046-9528-3 / 978-1-5046-9528-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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February 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Symptoms of Being Human
Author(s): Jeff Garvin
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon   


February 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Symptoms of Being Human
Author(s): Jeff Garvin
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

February 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Symptoms of Being Human
Author(s): Jeff Garvin
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA