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  • ISBN: 9780062943170
  • ISBN: 0062943170
  • Physical Description: 362 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : HarperTeen, [2020]

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Summary, etc.:
Told in two voices, Pony, who is concealing his transgender identity at his new Texas high school, and Georgia, a cisgender cheerleader counting the days until she graduates, develop a complicated relationship.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 14 up. HarperTeen.
Grades 10-12. HarperTeen.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 March #2
    The new kid in school, 17-year-old Pony (yes, that's his name—shades of The Outsiders), has a secret: he's transgender and he's fallen in love with popular cheerleader Georgia, who, to his surprise, returns his feelings until he comes out to her. Terrified, then, of what people will think of her dating a transgender boy, she breaks off the relationship. Despondent, Pony considers suicide, but, instead, he finds the courage to come out to the school at the homecoming dance. In exchange for this brave act, Pony is savagely beaten by two football players and winds up in the hospital, where Georgia tearfully tells him she loves him and is no longer afraid of what people will think. But will that be enough to convince Pony to take her back? Transgender like Pony, McSmith writes with quiet authority about a boy born in the wrong body. The novel, offering a compelling #OwnVoices story that is populated by sympathetic characters, is instructive without ever being didactic. Pair it with Meredith Russo's Birthday (2019). Grades 9-12. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Transgender people > Juvenile fiction.
High schools > Juvenile fiction.
Schools > Juvenile fiction.
Families > Texas > Juvenile fiction.
Texas > Juvenile fiction.
Transgender people > Fiction.
High schools > Fiction.
Schools > Fiction.
Family life > Texas > Fiction.
Texas > Fiction.
High schools.
Transgender people.
Genre: Fiction.
Juvenile works.

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