When Everything Feels Like The Movies

When Everything Feels Like The Movies

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Winner, Governor General's Literary Award

Finalist, Lambda Literary Award and Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBT Fiction

"Raziel Reid is a really extraordinary guy. He's got a great thing going."--Anne Rice

School is just like a film set: there's The Crew, who make things happen, The Extras who fill the empty desks, and The Movie Stars, whom everyone wants tagged in their Facebook photos. But Jude doesn't fit in. He's not part of The Crew because he isn't about to do anything unless it's court-appointed; he's not an Extra because nothing about him is anonymous; and he's not a Movie Star because even though everyone know his name like an A-lister, he isn't invited to the cool parties. As the director calls action, Jude is the flamer that lights the set on fire.

Before everything turns to ashes from the resulting inferno, Jude drags his best friend Angela off the casting couch and into enough melodrama to incite the paparazzi, all while trying to fend off the haters and win the heart of his favourite co-star Luke Morris. It's a total train wreck!

But train wrecks always make the front page.

Raziel Reid is a graduate of the New York Film Academy. He currently lives in Vancouver.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 175 pages
  • 140 x 203 x 15.24mm | 239g
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • English
  • 1551525747
  • 9781551525747
  • 675,943

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"I'm struggling to find the right words to put alongside this book for a review, because I'm not entirely sure I can fathom the words required to really do this book justice. It's incomparable, and it's completely unlike anything you've ever read before. It will shock you, but in the best way possible." --The Guardian "This story is a whirlwind of gender-bending drama with plenty of pop culture references." --School Library Journal "Even within the realm of YA books about gay, cross-dressing teenagers, When Everything Feels Like the Movies stands out. It doesn't mince words, and often those words are the kind not generally found in children's literature." --Montreal Gazette
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About Raziel Reid

Raziel Reid is a former club kid and go-go dancer and a graduate of the New York Film Academy. While in New York, he starred off-Broadway in a production of Check, Please and wrote and starred in the short film End Point. Reid's debut novel When Everything Feels like the Movies won the Governor General's Literary Award for Children's Literature (Text) and was the runner-up in CBC's Canada Reads 2015 competition. His screenplay of the novel is being produced by Random Bench.
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2,715 ratings
3.43 out of 5 stars
5 18% (489)
4 32% (875)
3 31% (850)
2 13% (341)
1 6% (160)
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