Synopses & Reviews
Johnnys had kind of a tough life so far, and hes always been a bit of a freak. His goth look usually includes black nail polish and a little mascara.When he discovers Debbie Harry, the lead singer of Blondie, he not only likes her music but realizes that he kind of, sort of, wants to BE her. Hed like to be cool and tough and beautiful like her. Hed like to dress like her. Hes not gay, at least he doesnt think so. So what does it mean? And what should he tell his amazing new girlfriend?
This wise, hip novel introduces shades of gray into the black-and-white ideas of sexuality and gender. Anyone who has ever wished they could be a little bit tough and a little bit glamorous will recognize themselves in Johnny.
* "Will keep readers fully engaged." — Publisher's Weekly, starred review "Tightly woven writing." - Kirkus "An easy recommendation for reluctant readers." — Booklist "Will hit home with many teens struggling to find their identity." — Kliatt "A unique exploration of how trauma can change someone - and an inspiring message of how an individual has some say in the world." — ElleGirl
About the Author
MEAGAN BROTHERS made a name for herself in NYCs spoken-word scene. Her chapbook, 1978, was published in 2001 by CafeMo Press, and in 2003 she was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. This is her first novel, and she is currently at work on the second.