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Author: Ami Polonsky  

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From the author of the critically acclaimed Gracefully Grayson comes a thoughtful and sensitive middle-grade novel about non-binary identity and first love.

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From the author of the critically acclaimed Gracefully Grayson comes a thoughtful and sensitive middle-grade novel about non-binary identity and first love.

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In this elegant dual narrative, Essie is a thirteen-year-old girl feeling glum about starting a new school after her professor dad takes a temporary teaching position in a different town. She has 110 days here and can't wait for them to end. Then she meets Ollie: delicate, blue eyes, short hair, easy smile. At first, Essie thinks she has a typical crush on a beautiful boy. But as her crush blossoms, she soon realizes that Ollie is not a boy or a girl, but gender non-binary.Meanwhile, Ollie is experiencing a crush of their own . . . on Essie. As Ollie struggles to balance their passion for queer advocacy with their other interests, they slowly find themselves falling for a girl whose stay is about to come to an end. Can the two unwind their merry-go-round of feelings before it's too late?

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Critic Reviews

“A BookRiot Best Book for Pride Month! "VERDICT Hopeful and real, this story is electric. There's a lot to love here; recommended as a first purchase everywhere." -- School Library Journal, starred review "Polonsky (Gracefully Grayson, 2014) has written a hopeful and insightful text for young readers to explore gender and sexual identity through an enticing story of friendship, family, and first love." -- Booklist "Polonsky ( Gracefully Grayson ) sensitively handles Ollie's gender identity while fully fleshing out their character. The novel makes a compelling argument, reinforced by an extended optical illusion metaphor, for looking at the world from another's lens." -- Publishers Weekly "Bigotry against Ollie is briefly addressed in one scene but is done so tactfully; it is clear that a great deal of empathy has gone into this narrative. The romance and chemistry between Essie and Ollie are also enjoyable. A charming, feel-good LGBTQ+ story." -- Kirkus Reviews”

A BookRiot Best Book for Pride Month!
Recommended Reading for NEA's Read Across America 2022-23

"VERDICT Hopeful and real, this story is electric. There's a lot to love here; recommended as a first purchase everywhere." --School Library Journal, starred review

"Polonsky (Gracefully Grayson, 2014) has written a hopeful and insightful text for young readers to explore
gender and sexual identity through an enticing story of friendship, family, and first love." --Booklist

"Polonsky (Gracefully Grayson) sensitively handles Ollie's gender identity while fully fleshing out their character. The novel makes a compelling argument, reinforced by an extended optical illusion metaphor, for looking at the world from another's lens." --Publishers Weekly

"Bigotry against Ollie is briefly addressed in one scene but is done so tactfully; it is clear that a great deal of empathy has gone into this narrative. The romance and chemistry between Essie and Ollie are also enjoyable. A charming, feel-good LGBTQ+ story." --Kirkus Reviews

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About the Author

Ami Polonsky is the author of the critically acclaimed Gracefully Grayson and Threads. She is a sixth-grade English teacher and a parent of two kids, one of whom is non-binary. amipolonsky.com.

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Product Details

Publisher
Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
Published
1st December 2020
Pages
336
ISBN
9780374313500

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