Author: Brie Spangler
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Expected Publication: October 11, 2016
Tall, meaty, muscle-bound, and hairier than most throw rugs, Dylan doesn’t look like your average fifteen-year-old, so, naturally, high school has not been kind to him. To make matters worse, on the day his school bans hats (his preferred camouflage), Dylan goes up on his roof only to fall and wake up in the hospital with a broken leg—and a mandate to attend group therapy for self-harmers.
Dylan vows to say nothing and zones out at therapy—until he meets Jamie. She’s funny, smart, and so stunning, even his womanizing best friend, JP, would be jealous. She’s also the first person to ever call Dylan out on his self-pitying and superficiality. As Jamie’s humanity and wisdom begin to rub off on Dylan, they become more than just friends. But there is something Dylan doesn’t know about Jamie, something she shared with the group the day he wasn’t listening. Something that shouldn’t change a thing. She is who she’s always been—an amazing photographer and devoted friend, who also happens to be transgender. But will Dylan see it that way?
Why I'm Waiting...
I say this all the time...but I love the cover!! I can't wait to see it in person, because I think the gold against the dark blue will look phenomenal. I see this book as being a to part plot. First you have Dylan learning to be more "humane" and then there is Jamie, who has her own story. After reading the YA Contemporary NONE OF THE ABOVE, I've begun to see more and more books out there with transgender characters. It's a topic that I don't know a lot about, so it will be interesting to see how this one is. I loved NONE OF THE ABOVE, so I'm looking forward to reading this one!