By Alyssa Brugman
What do you do whilst each person says you're anyone you're not?
Alex wishes swap. sizeable swap. extra radical than you may imagine.
Her mom isn't satisfied, actually she's imploding. Her dad walked out. Alex has grew to become vegetarian, ditched one tuition, enrolled in one other, thrown out her outfits. And created a brand new id. An identification that adjustments her world.
And Alex - the opposite Alex - has much to assert approximately it.
Alex besides is a confronting and heartfelt tale of adolescent adventure - of wondering id, getting to know sexuality, navigating friendships and discovering a spot to belong. Alex is a robust, susceptible, convinced, shy and made up our minds personality, one you'll by no means forget.
With a similar tenderness and perception as YA stars similar to John eco-friendly and David Levithan, Alyssa Brugman has crafted a knockout tale approximately id, sexuality and relatives that speaks easily to a common teenager experience.
Alyssa Brugman was once born in Rathmines in New South Wales in 1974. She has written numerous books for teenagers together with discovering Grace, which used to be shortlisted for the Printz Award, and strolling bare, which was once a CBCA honour publication. She lives within the Hunter Valley along with her accomplice and their children.
'A compassionate and relocating account of a teenager's fight with identity.' Jane McCredie, writer of constructing ladies and Boys
'Brugman's attractive writing bargains a startlingly exact portrayal of minor existence and is a impressive exploration of gender and sexuality. In standard Brugman, Alex in addition tackles its subject material with fearless sincere in addition to with robust perception and a pleasant experience of humour...Readers of authors reminiscent of John eco-friendly will eat this novel.' four stars Junior Bookseller & Publisher
'Confronting, thought-provoking and infrequently strangely fun, Alex besides is an amazingly robust tale of a tender girl in clash as she struggles to set up her id inside of her relations, friendships, neighborhood and, most significantly, inside herself.' children e-book evaluation
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Gods are so last year,” Hiro said, and Aya smiled. Resurrecting old religions had been kick right after the mind-rain, when everyone was still trying to figure out what all the new freedoms meant. But these days so many other things had been rediscovered-family reunions and crime and manga and the cherry blossom festival. Except for a few Youngblood cults, most people were too busy for divine superheroes. ” Hiro said, switching the sound to another feed. The Nameless One was what the two of them called Toshi Banana-the most brain-missing big face in the city.
These days “pretty” meant whatever got you noticed. But one thing about Prettyville was still the same: If you hadn’t turned sixteen, you weren’t supposed to go there. Not at night, when all the good stuff happened. Especially if you were an extra, a loser, an unknown. Gazing at the city, she felt engulfed by her own invisibility Each of its sparkling lights stood for one of the million people who had never heard of Aya Fuse. Who probably never would. She sighed, urging her hoverboard forward. The government feeds always said that the Prettytime was gone forever, freeing humanity from centuries of bubbleheadedness.
Aya shivered again, fighting to keep her teeth from chattering. She had to convince them not to drop her into the black lake again. ” the closer voice said, and the grip on her wrist adjusted. That one had to be Eden; nobody could hold her up like this without help from a hoverball rig. “On top of a mag-lev train. You were riding it. ” “That’s the way we like it,” the first voice said. ” Aya said. ” Eden asked. “Not really. ” In her panic, Aya had forgotten all about her hoverboard. She reached up with her free hand and twisted her other crash bracelet.
Alex As Well by Alyssa Brugman