By Alyssa Brugman
What do you do while every body says you're an individual you're not?
Alex wishes swap. gigantic switch. extra radical than you'll imagine.
Her mom isn't chuffed, in reality she's imploding. Her dad walked out. Alex has grew to become vegetarian, ditched one university, enrolled in one other, thrown out her outfits. And created a brand new id. An id that alterations her world.
And Alex - the opposite Alex - has much to claim approximately it.
Alex besides is a confronting and heartfelt tale of adolescent event - of wondering identification, researching sexuality, navigating friendships and discovering a spot to belong. Alex is a robust, susceptible, convinced, shy and made up our minds personality, one you are going to by no means forget.
With an identical tenderness and perception as YA stars comparable to John eco-friendly and David Levithan, Alyssa Brugman has crafted a knockout tale approximately id, sexuality and kinfolk that speaks easily to a common youngster experience.
Alyssa Brugman was once born in Rathmines in New South Wales in 1974. She has written a number of books for teens together with discovering Grace, which was once shortlisted for the Printz Award, and jogging bare, which used to be a CBCA honour booklet. She lives within the Hunter Valley together with her companion and their children.
'A compassionate and relocating account of a teenager's fight with identity.' Jane McCredie, writer of constructing ladies and Boys
'Brugman's attractive writing deals a startlingly exact portrayal of juvenile lifestyles and is a impressive exploration of gender and sexuality. In usual Brugman, Alex in addition tackles its material with fearless sincere in addition to with robust perception and a pleasant experience of humour...Readers of authors reminiscent of John eco-friendly will eat this novel.' four stars Junior Bookseller & Publisher
'Confronting, thought-provoking and sometimes strangely fun, Alex to boot is an amazingly robust tale of a tender girl in clash as she struggles to set up her identification inside her relatives, friendships, neighborhood and, most significantly, inside of herself.' children ebook overview
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