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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Breckenridge Public Library J GEP (Text) 33500012352738 Main Available -
Detroit Lakes Public Library J GEP (Text) 33500012352720 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780553536744 (hc)
  • ISBN: 0553536745 (hc)
  • ISBN: 9780553536751 (glb)
  • ISBN: 0553536753 (glb)
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, [2016]

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Summary, etc.:
"Lily Jo McGrother, born Timothy McGrother, is a girl. But being a girl is not so easy when you look like a boy. Especially when you're in the eighth-grade. Norbert Dorfman, nicknamed Dunkin Dorfman, is bipolar and has just moved from the New Jersey town he's called home for the past thirteen years. This would be hard enough, but the fact that he is also hiding from a painful secret makes it even worse. One summer morning, Lily Jo McGrother meets Dunkin Dorfman, and their lives forever change"-- Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2016 February #2
    *Starred Review* "I guess everyone has secrets," 13-year-old Tim muses, and his secret is known only to his family and his best friend, Dare. Born a boy, Tim knows he is really a girl named Lily. And then there is her new friend Norbert, whom she has nicknamed Dunkin (acknowledging his passion for Dunkin Donuts). Dunkin has a secret, too: he is bipolar. Though not ready to make her transition public, Lily bravely begins to make gestures in that direction: painting her fingernails, wearing lipstick, and so on—all this despite the bullying she receives from the boys she dubs the Neanderthals. Meanwhile, Dunkin has made their middle-school basketball team and, to ensure he has the energy to play, goes off his meds. The two young teens tell their increasingly compelling stories in alternating first-person chapters. Though both stories are emotionally powerful, Dunkin's comes perilously close to eclipsing Lily's, but nevertheless both characters are irresistibly appealing, and Gephart beautifully manages their evolution. Though in less skillful hands this might have turned into a problem novel, it is, instead, a thoughtfully and sensitively written work of character-driven fiction that dramatically addresses two important subjects that deserve more widespread attention. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Donna Gephart’s award-winning novels are packed with humor and heart. They include Death by Toilet Paper; Olivia Bean, Trivia Queen; How to Survive Middle-School; and As if Being 12-3/4 Isn’t Bad Enough, My Mother Is Running for President! Donna is a popular speaker at schools, conferences, and book festivals. For reading guides, resources, writing tips, and more, visit donnagephart.com.

Subject: Friendship > Fiction.
Transgender people > Fiction.
Manic-depressive illness > Fiction.
Mental illness > Fiction.
Middle schools > Fiction.
Schools > Fiction.
Florida > Fiction.

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