Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday #30: Beast

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Hey Guys! It's Rin here!
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme created and hosted by Breaking the Spine.
by Brie Spangler
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Genres: YA, Retellings, Contemporary, Glbt, Fantasy
Expected Publication: October 11th 2016

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Tall, meaty, muscle-bound, and hairier than most throw rugs, Dylan doesn’t look like your average fifteen-year-old, so, naturally, high school has not been kind to him. To make matters worse, on the day his school bans hats (his preferred camouflage), Dylan goes up on his roof only to fall and wake up in the hospital with a broken leg—and a mandate to attend group therapy for self-harmers.

Dylan vows to say nothing and zones out at therapy—until he meets Jamie. She’s funny, smart, and so stunning, even his womanizing best friend, JP, would be jealous. She’s also the first person to ever call Dylan out on his self-pitying and superficiality. As Jamie’s humanity and wisdom begin to rub off on Dylan, they become more than just friends. But there is something Dylan doesn’t know about Jamie, something she shared with the group the day he wasn’t listening. Something that shouldn’t change a thing. She is who she’s always been—an amazing photographer and devoted friend, who also happens to be transgender. But will Dylan see it that way?
I love retellings. Period. But you know what I love more about retellings? When the author takes the story and creates their own twist on the story. This story has to do with GLBT and transgender. I have only read one diverse book in my whole life and I would love for this to add to this list. I REALLY, emphasize on the REALLY want to get to know both of these characters.   

tell me: what are you waiting for?

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