Knopf Books for Young Readers (first published in 2012)
Since the first moment I picked up this ARC, I knew I was going to really enjoy it. "David Levithan... has written a captivating story that will fascinate readers as they begin to comprehend the complexities of life and love." That's exactly what happens in this book. Along with angst, there's also some real romantic and heart-grabbing love. I was totally grabbed by this book, beyond my expectations.
The reason this book really attracted me was because I can relate to the daily expectation of life to be someone... and sometimes how we crave to be someone else... to just escape, but to also come back to who we truly are.
This is a very unique concept. It breaks all notions of who we are, or what we are expected to be. It spreads awareness about acceptance and of seeing beyond the shapes, colors, and even genders. This is an example of how one character can make a huge impact on our perception of life.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was also an easy read.