Parrotfish

By Ellen Wittlinger
(Simon & Schuster, Paperback, 9781442406216, 294pp.)

Publication Date: January 4, 2011

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Angela Katz-McNair has never felt quite right as a girl, but it's a shock to everyone when she cuts her hair short, buys some men's clothes, and announces she'd like to be called by a new name, Grady. Although Grady is happy about his decision to finally be true to himself, everybody else is having trouble processing the news. Grady's parents act hurt; his sister is mortified; and his best friend, Eve, won't acknowledge his existence. On top of that, there are more practical concerns--for instance, which locker room is he supposed to use for gym class? Grady didn't expect his family and friends to be happy about his decision, but he also didn't expect kids at school to be downright nasty about it. But as the victim of some cruel jokes, Grady also finds unexpected allies, including the school geek Sebastian, and Kita Charles, who's a gorgeous senior. In a voice tinged with humor and sadness, Ellen Wittlinger explores Grady's struggles--struggles any teen will be able to relate to.




About the Author
Ellen Wittlinger has an MFA from the Iowa Writers Workshop and is the author of several young adult novels, including Hard Love, Razzle, and The Long Night of Leo and Bree. She lives in Massachusetts.
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