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Symptoms of Being Human

On-Sale Date: February 02 2016
Format: Hardcover, 352pp
ISBN# 9780062382863
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Price: $17.99

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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 über-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.

Did not know what to expect and was blown away. Fell in love with Riley, the story and the writing. What a beautiful book about a topic that needs more attention!

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As a personal gender fluid person, reading a book where not only is the character gender fluid, but the authour actually got it right is a huge boost to my self-esteem! I actually used this book to come out!

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I got an ARC and I absolutely LOVED it!!!!!!!! Bravo to Jeff Garvin for creating such a compelling world.

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