Author Agnes Borinsky delivers a thoughtful performance of her debut novel about a teenager who is discovering their gender identity. Alex, who is portrayed in an introspective tone, tries to discover their genuine self. Growing up in Baltimore, Alex struggles with heteronormative expectations, striving to feel like a "real boy" in the eyes of his peers and family. Then, a photograph sent from Alex's long-distance best friend awakens dormant personal truths involving Alex's suppressed identity. The journey spans awkward moments at home, school friendships, an affirming social club for queer youth, and reflective moments alone. Parents and friends are lightly characterized, their voices imbuing their personalities with energy as Alex travels unfamiliar terrain. Borinsky's intentional pacing honors the journey listeners are invited to join. J.R.T. © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2021]
Trade Ed. Tantor Media 2020
DD ISBN 9781705234822 $19.99
Library Ed. Tantor Media 2020
DD ISBN 9781705234839 $47.95
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