3.94 (3,480 ratings by Goodreads)
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From the outside, Brendan Chase seems to have it pretty easy. He's a star wrestler, a video game aficionado, and a loving boyfriend to his seemingly perfect match, Vanessa. But on the inside, Brendan struggles to understand why his body feels so wrong--why he sometimes fantasizes having long hair, soft skin, and gentle curves. Is there even a name for guys like him? Guys who sometimes want to be girls? Or is Brendan just a freak?
In Freakboy's razor-sharp verse, Kristin Clark folds three narratives into one powerful story: Brendan trying to understand his sexual identity, Vanessa fighting to keep her and Brendan's relationship alive, and Angel struggling to confront her demons.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 448 pages
  • 149.1 x 216.41 x 36.07mm | 512.56g
  • New York
  • English
  • 0374324727
  • 9780374324728
  • 777,859

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"...a gripping story about a complex topic..." --Publishers Weekly, starred review "*This gutsy, tripartite poem explores a wider variety of identities--cis-, trans-, genderqueer--than a simple transgender storyline, making it stand out." --Kirkus Review, starred review "It succeeds in conveying the message that you are not alone to transgender youth while helping everyone else get a handle on these often-tortured teens. The author succeeds in her mission to foster greater understanding and acceptance of gender's vast and lovely variation." --School Library Journal "A sincere, profound rendering of sexuality, queerness, and identity." --The Horn Book
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About Kristin Elizabeth Clark

Kristin Elizabeth Clark always knew she wanted to be a writer. She began dabbling in haiku in the third grade - this experimentation turned out to be a gateway to the harder stuff: book-length verse. She lives and writes in Northern California where she has worked as a child advocate within the juvenile justice system, and as a children's theatre producer. She is a proud volunteer at Project Outlet in Mountain View, CA. Freakboy is her young adult debut.
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3,480 ratings
3.94 out of 5 stars
5 37% (1,300)
4 32% (1,122)
3 21% (714)
2 6% (226)
1 3% (118)
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