Teaser Tuesday: Symptoms of Being Human

Posted January 26, 2016 by love2dazzle in Cover Reveal, Features / 0 Comments

Teaser Tuesday: Symptoms of Being HumanSymptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin
Published by HarperCollins on February 2nd 2016
Genres: Adolescence, Bullying, LGBT, Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance, Social Issues, Young Adult
Pages: 352
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A sharply honest and moving debut perfect for fans of The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Ask the Passengers.Riley Cavanaugh is many things: Punk rock. Snarky. Rebellious. And gender fluid. Some days Riley identifies as a boy, and others as a girl. But Riley isn't exactly out yet. And between starting a new school and having a congressman father running for reelection in über-conservative Orange County, the pressure—media and otherwise—is building up in Riley's life.On the advice of a therapist, Riley starts an anonymous blog to vent those pent-up feelings and tell the truth of what it's really like to be a gender fluid teenager. But just as Riley's starting to settle in at school—even developing feelings for a mysterious outcast—the blog goes viral, and an unnamed commenter discovers Riley's real identity, threatening exposure. And Riley must make a choice: walk away from what the blog has created—a lifeline, new friends, a cause to believe in—or stand up, come out, and risk everything.From debut author Jeff Garvin comes a powerful and uplifting portrait of a modern teen struggling with high school, relationships, and what it means to be a person.

My Teaser:

This is what I was afraid of: being caught in some kind of relational limbo between masculine and feminine. i close my eyes for a second and try to sense which direction my internal compass is pointing-but it’s as if there’s too much interference, and I can’t get a clear reading. So instead, I concentrate on walking and try to pretend nothing happened.

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