The Handsome Girl & Her Beautiful Boy (Hardcover)
Everyone assumes that Zee is a lesbian. Her classmates, her gym buddies, even her so-called best friend. Even Zee is starting to wonder. Could they be onto something?
Everyone assumes that Art is gay. They take one look at his nice clothes and his pretty face and think: well, obviously.
But there’s more to Zee and Art than anyone realizes. What develops is a powerful connection between two people who are beautiful in all the ways they've been told are strange. As they explore their own complex relationships to gender, sexuality, and identity, they fall for the complexities they find in each other. With his trademark frankness, B. T. Gottfred delves inside both characters' heads in this story about love and living authentically.
About the Author
B. T. Gottfred is an author, playwright, and—ooh, look there, behind you . . . no, you're right, never mind—director. His first novel was Forever for a Year.
"In this big-hearted novel, Gottfred explores the fluidity of gender and sexuality . . . and the many nuances of attraction." —Publishers Weekly, starred review
The Nerdy and the Dirty:
"A truly beautiful story about passionately falling in love with another and learning to love and share your true self." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"This is a love story that is genuine, explicit, passionate, and often adorable." —Booklist, starred review
"A hilarious and deeply honest look at high school love . . . Gottfred creates addictive, true-to-life voices for both characters." —Publishers Weekly, starred review
Forever for a Year:
"Readers will need hearts of steel not to fall for this love story and its two storytellers." —Publishers Weekly, starred review
"A swoon-inducing and heartbreaking novel for most YA collections." —School Library Journal
"Gottfred is plainly a talent to watch. Both emotionally satisfying and sure to be much discussed." —Kirkus Reviews
A fun, fast-moving middle-grade adventure story with lots of humor. After feisty Maeve gets in trouble once again at her Victorian London boarding school for "Upright Young Ladies" she's forced to sort through the school's garbage. Amazingly, she discovers an old sardine tin that contains a grouchy djinni and his 3 wishes. After her first wish is wasted and her secret's been exposed, others try to steal the djinni for their own selfish purposes. Maeve, with the help of her roommate, Alive, and Tom, an orphan boy, has to use her ingenuity and spunk to retrieve her djinni and decide what to do with her last wish. Along the way she learns a lot about herself and about friendship means. Will she use her last wish for her own dreams, or will she be a true friend and give it away?
Ages 8+ - reviewed by Nikki