Girl Mans Up - M.-E. Girard (Paperback)
- R 198
- 16 Jan 2018
- Supply Source
- Harpercollins Childrens Books
- Number of Pages
- 203 x 134 x 23mm (283g)
Lambda Literary Award Winner! &;Pen is an inspiration to anyone who&;s struggled to be understood, and a vital addition to the growing world of genderqueer protagonists.&; &;New York Times Book Review
All Pen wants is to be the kind of girl she&;s always been. So why does everyone have a problem with it?
They think the way she looks and acts means she&;s trying to be a boy&;that she should quit trying to be something she&;s not. If she dresses like a girl, and does what her folks want, it will show respect. If she takes orders and does what her friend Colby wants, it will show her loyalty.
But respect and loyalty, Pen discovers, are empty words. Old-world parents, disintegrating friendships, and strong feelings for other girls drive Pen to see the truth&;that in order to be who she truly wants to be, she&;ll have to man up.
Now available in paperback, M. E. Girard&;s Girl Mans Up is perfect for fans of Meredith Russo, Becky Albertalli, Alex Sanchez, and Jaye Robin Brown!
Entertainment Weekly Best
YA Book of 2016 * Children&;s Book Council Books Best Book of
2016 * Kirkus
Reviews Best Teen Coming-of-Age Novel of
2016 and Best Teen Book of 2016 with Unforgettable Protagonists
Weekly Fall 2016 Flying Starts * William
C. Morris YA Debut Award Finalist
- General Subject
- Juvenile Grades 10-12 Ages 15+
- BIC Classification 1
- Personal & social issues: sexuality & relationships (Children's / Teenage)
- BIC Classification 2
- General fiction (Children's / Teenage)
- Dewey Classification
M-E Girard lives just outside Toronto, Canada, where she splits her time between writing YA fiction about badass teen girls and working nights as a pediatric nurse. A 2013 and 2015 Lambda Literary Fellow, M-E is a proud feminist who is endlessly fascinated by the good, the bad, and the ugly regarding the concept of gender. You can find her online at www.megirard.com and all over social media.