By Alyssa Brugman
What do you do while all people says you're a person you're not?
Alex desires swap. great swap. extra radical than you may imagine.
Her mom isn't really satisfied, in truth she's imploding. Her dad walked out. Alex has became vegetarian, ditched one tuition, enrolled in one other, thrown out her outfits. And created a brand new id. An id that alterations her world.
And Alex - the opposite Alex - has much to assert approximately it.
Alex besides is a confronting and heartfelt tale of adolescent event - of wondering identification, getting to know sexuality, navigating friendships and discovering a spot to belong. Alex is a sturdy, weak, convinced, shy and made up our minds personality, one you'll by no means forget.
With an identical tenderness and perception as YA stars corresponding to John eco-friendly and David Levithan, Alyssa Brugman has crafted a knockout tale approximately identification, sexuality and relatives that speaks without difficulty to a common youngster experience.
Alyssa Brugman used to be born in Rathmines in New South Wales in 1974. She has written numerous books for teens together with discovering Grace, which was once shortlisted for the Printz Award, and strolling bare, which used to be a CBCA honour e-book. She lives within the Hunter Valley along with her associate and their children.
'A compassionate and relocating account of a teenager's fight with identity.' Jane McCredie, writer of constructing ladies and Boys
'Brugman's attractive writing deals a startlingly actual portrayal of juvenile lifestyles and is a notable exploration of gender and sexuality. In ordinary Brugman, Alex besides tackles its material with fearless sincere in addition to with robust perception and a pleasant experience of humour...Readers of authors akin to John eco-friendly will eat this novel.' four stars Junior Bookseller & Publisher
'Confronting, thought-provoking and sometimes unusually a laugh, Alex besides is an amazingly robust tale of a tender lady in clash as she struggles to set up her id inside of her kin, friendships, neighborhood and, most significantly, inside of herself.' childrens publication evaluation
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This will probably go in the school paper. I’ll be crucif ied if I show my face in public. ” I drew my knees to my chest and buried my head in them. Everything was so horribly unfair. “It’s my birthday,” I moaned into my jeans. ” Robbie sighed. Dropping his bag, he sat down and put his arms around me, pulling me to his chest. I sniff led and shed a few tears into his jacket, listening to his heartbeat through his shirt. It thudded rapidly against his chest, like he’d been sprinting several miles.
He only smirked and raised an eyebrow, infuriating me even more. “Fine. Go back to Faeryland, or wherever you come from. Aren’t you supposed to be Oberon’s jester or something? ” Robbie sounded anything but hurt. ” 66 JULIE KAGAWA My anger vanished instantly, replaced with fear. With all the talk of fey and faery lords, I’d nearly forgotten about Ethan. I shivered as my stomach twisted into a tight little ball. This still felt like something out of a nightmare. But Ethan was gone, and faeries were real.
Your brother has been replaced. ” “You’re crazy,” I whispered. If I wasn’t sitting, I’d be backing away from him toward the door. “You’ve gone off the deep end. Time to cut back on the anime, Rob. ” Robbie sighed. “Really? That’s what you’re going with? ” He leaned back and crossed his arms. ” I cried, leaping off the couch. “Listen to yourself! ” “Don’t be stupid,” Rob said mildly. “You have no idea what you’re talking about. You’re thinking ‘Tinker Bell,’ which is a typical human response to the word faery.
Alex As Well by Alyssa Brugman