By Alyssa Brugman
What do you do while each person says you're a person you're not?
Alex desires swap. gigantic switch. extra radical than you'll imagine.
Her mom isn't really chuffed, in truth she's imploding. Her dad walked out. Alex has grew to become vegetarian, ditched one institution, enrolled in one other, thrown out her outfits. And created a brand new identification. An identification that adjustments her world.
And Alex - the opposite Alex - has much to assert 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 sturdy, susceptible, convinced, shy and made up our minds personality, one you'll by no means forget.
With an identical tenderness and perception as YA stars reminiscent of John eco-friendly and David Levithan, Alyssa Brugman has crafted a knockout tale approximately id, sexuality and relatives that speaks without difficulty to a common youngster experience.
Alyssa Brugman used to be born in Rathmines in New South Wales in 1974. She has written numerous books for teens together with discovering Grace, which used to be shortlisted for the Printz Award, and strolling bare, which used to be a CBCA honour booklet. She lives within the Hunter Valley along with her associate and their children.
'A compassionate and relocating account of a teenager's fight with identity.' Jane McCredie, writer of creating women and Boys
'Brugman's appealing writing deals a startlingly actual portrayal of teenybopper existence and is a outstanding exploration of gender and sexuality. In common Brugman, Alex to boot tackles its subject material with fearless sincere in addition to with robust perception and a pleasant feel of humour...Readers of authors comparable to John eco-friendly will consume this novel.' four stars Junior Bookseller & Publisher
'Confronting, thought-provoking and sometimes unusually 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 kinfolk, friendships, neighborhood and, most significantly, inside herself.' young children ebook overview
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Alex As Well by Alyssa Brugman