From the outside, Brendan Chase seems to have it pretty easy. He’s a star wrestler, a video game aficionado, and a loving boyfriend to his seemingly perfect match, Vanessa. But on the inside, Brendan struggles to understand why his body feels so wrong—why he sometimes fantasizes having long hair,... show more
From the outside, Brendan Chase seems to have it pretty easy. He’s a star wrestler, a video game aficionado, and a loving boyfriend to his seemingly perfect match, Vanessa. But on the inside, Brendan struggles to understand why his body feels so wrong—why he sometimes fantasizes having long hair, soft skin, and gentle curves. Is there even a name for guys like him? Guys who sometimes want to be girls? Or is Brendan just a freak? In razor-sharp verse, Kristin Clark folds three narratives into one powerful story: Brendan trying to understand his sexual identity, Vanessa fighting to keep her and Brendan’s relationship alive, and Angel struggling to confront her demons.
Publish date: October 22nd 2013
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
I think I wanted to connect with this book more than I did. Freakboy is told through 3 different POVs - Brendan our main protagonist, who is trying to figure out if he is transsexual, Angel, who is trans herself and becomes Brendan's friend, and Vanessa, who is Brendan's girlfriend.The story is told...
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I received this book for free from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. So, I didn’t even read the synopsis to Freakboy. I had a pretty good idea, just from the title, what it was going to be about. What I didn’t know...
This is my first time reading a book with those type of formatting. It took a little getting used to, but the story drew me in. Loved the three characters and the slow unraveling of their stories. Full review to come.
3.5 stars.This is a story that desperately needs to be told, but I would have liked to see some of Clark's own style shine through. As it is right now, this is identical to the style of an Ellen Hopkins book, down to how she uses verse to make shapes and hide some messages.Review to come.