Jumpstart the World

By Catherine Ryan Hyde
(Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780375866654, 186pp.)

Publication Date: October 12, 2010

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Elle is a loner. She doesn’t need people. Which is a good thing, because she’s on her own: she had to move into her own apartment so her mother’s boyfriend won’t have to deal with her.

Then she meets Frank, the guy who lives next door. He’s older and has a girlfriend, but Elle can’t stop thinking about him. Frank isn’t like anyone Elle has ever met. He listens to her. He’s gentle. And Elle is falling for him, hard.
But Frank is different in a way that Elle was never prepared for: he’s transgender. And when Elle learns the truth, her world is turned upside down.  Now she’ll have to search inside herself to find not only the true meaning of friendship but her own role in jumpstarting the world.

Tender, honest, and compassionate, Jumpstart the World is a stunning story to make you laugh, cry, and honor the power of love.




About the Author
Catherine Ryan Hyde is the author of twenty-five books, which include "Where We Belong", " When You Were Older", " Walk Me Home", " When I Found You", " Don't Let Me Go", " The Language of Hoofbeats", and "Take Me With You", among others. More than fifty of her short stories have been published in various literary magazines. Following the success of "Pay It Forward", Catherine founded the Pay It Forward Foundation and served as president until 2009. She lives in California with her dog, Ella, and their cat, Jordan. To learn more about the foundation and other forthcoming books, visit CatherineRyanHyde.com.
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