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Golden Boy - Abigail Tarttelin
Golden Boy
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The Walker family is good at keeping secrets from the world. They are even better at keeping them from each other. Max Walker is a golden boy. Attractive, intelligent, and athletic, he’s the perfect son, the perfect friend, and the perfect crush for the girls in his school. He’s even really nice... show more
The Walker family is good at keeping secrets from the world. They are even better at keeping them from each other. Max Walker is a golden boy. Attractive, intelligent, and athletic, he’s the perfect son, the perfect friend, and the perfect crush for the girls in his school. He’s even really nice to his little brother. Karen, Max’s mother, is a highly successful criminal lawyer, determined to maintain the façade of effortless excellence she has constructed through the years. Now that the boys are getting older, now that she won’t have as much control, she worries that the façade might soon begin to crumble. Adding to the tension, her husband, Steve, has chosen this moment to stand for election to Parliament. The spotlight of the media is about to encircle their lives. The Walkers are hiding something, you see. Max is special. Max is different. Max is intersex. When an enigmatic childhood friend named Hunter steps out of his past and abuses his trust in the worst possible way, Max is forced to consider the nature of his well-kept secret. Why won’t his parents talk about it? What else are they hiding from Max about his condition and from each other? The deeper Max goes, the more questions emerge about where it all leaves him and what his future holds, especially now that he’s starting to fall head over heels for someone for the first time in his life. Will his friends accept him if he is no longer the Golden Boy? Will anyone ever want him—desire him— once they know? And the biggest one of all, the question he has to look inside himself to answer: Who is Max Walker, really? Written by twenty-five-year-old rising star Abigail Tarttelin, Golden Boy is a novel you’ll read in one sitting but will never forget; at once a riveting tale of a family in crisis, a fascinating exploration of identity and a coming-of-age story like no other.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781476705804 (1476705801)
Publisher: Atria Books
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
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Skinny Dipping Into Books
Skinny Dipping Into Books rated it
2.5
The biggest difficulty with assessing these types of books, that is books focusing on contentious topics such as gay, lesbian, and intersex, is that one may, either subconsciously or unconsciously, apply a totally different set of standards to these books, compared to others he/she has reviewed. Tha...
My Never Ending List
My Never Ending List rated it
4.0 Golden Boy by Abigail Tarttelin
Max: smart, funny, popular, cool, great kisser and intersex. Don’t ask Max what intersex is as he’s not quite sure of all the details, all he really knows is that he’s special as he has male and female parts. Max lets no one of the opposite sex get too close, for Max it’s all stops at the kissing. H...
The Aussie Zombie
The Aussie Zombie rated it
5.0 Golden Boy (Audio review)
It had been about six months since I had listened to an audiobook, and I was desperately searching for the Right One to get me back into it. And when Christinamentioned Golden Boy was fantastic, I knew I must be onto a winner - firstly it sounded fabulous, and secondly Christina is probably just as...
Out of the Blue
Out of the Blue rated it
E-galley received through Netgalley for review (Galley Alley program)Max Walker is a golden boy. He's sixteen, handsome, charismatic, and intelligent. He does well in sports and at school; he's nice to his little brothers; and attracts the attention of girls in school. His mother is a successful cri...
Mandafofanda Reads Lots
Mandafofanda Reads Lots rated it
3.0
This book reminded me of a really good video by Hank Green (of Nerdfighter/Vlogbrother fame), where he describes the infinite number of "shiny boxes" that human sexuality comes in: Human Sexuality is Complicated...An eye-opener to a condition that I honestly have never really thought about or even k...
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