Adam

Adam

eBook - 2014
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"When Adam Freedman--a skinny, immature, and lackluster high school student from Piedmont, California--is sent by his parents to join his older sister Casey in New York City, he is hopeful that his life is about to change. And it sure does. It is the Summer of 2006--the year of gay marriage demonstrations and the rise of transgender rights--and Casey has thrust herself into New York's fringe lesbian, sexual, and political scene. Accustomed to being a social misfit, Adam now finds himself part of a wild subculture complete with underground clubs, drinking, and friendly women who take a surprisingly intense interest in him. It takes some time for him to realize many in this new crowd assume he is transgendered--a boy who was born a girl--or else why would he always be around? But then he meets Gillian, the girl of his dreams. If only she weren't a lesbian! And if only she didn't believe he was really (sort of) a girl. Ariel Schrag's scathingly funny and poignant debut novel puts a fresh spin on questions of love, attraction, self-definition, and what it takes to be at home in your own skin"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Boston : Mariner Books, 2014.
ISBN: 9780544227637
Branch Call Number: eBOOK OVERDRI
Characteristics: text file
1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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Peregrine
Sep 17, 2015

Be prepared to immerse yourself in hormone-fueled adolescent angst for the duration of this tale of 17-yr-old Adam's journey into a world of gender ambiguity as he escapes his comfortable home in Piedmont for a long summer in New York City. An education on transitioning from female to male told without sentimentality but compassion.

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Persnickety77
Nov 17, 2014

Narrator Adam posing as a transman to hook up with a queer woman is a terrible thing to do, but Schrag makes him sympathetic and his motives clear, and the whole thing wraps up in a satisfactory way.

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