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Marty Sullivan’s life ends, basically, when her parents enroll her in a private high school. A private, Catholic, girls-only high school. Meanwhile, at their local public school, her best friend, Jimmy, comes out of the closet and finds himself a boyfriend and a new group of friends. Marty feels left out and alone, until she gets a part in the school musical, Into the Woods, and Jimmy and his new crew are in it, too! Things start looking even better when Marty falls for foxy fellow cast member Felix Peroni. And Felix seems to like her back. But the drama is just beginning. . . . Can Marty and Jimmy keep up their friendship? And is Marty’s new beau everything he appears to be? Or is Marty too clueless to figure it all out before it’s too late?
Praise For Beyond Clueless…
"[A]n honest portrayal of the cluelessness inherent in early high schoolers... A comedy of errors for readers still figuring out modern adolescence."
— The Horn Book Magazine
"With a diverse group of characters, Beyond Clueless meets a very important need for young adult collections."
Amulet Books, 9781419714962, 256pp.
Publication Date: August 18, 2015
About the Author
Raised in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio, Linas Alsenas has spent way too much time singing show tunes to himself in the mirror. He has written several books for children and young adults, including the critically acclaimed Gay America and The Princess of 8th Street. Today he lives in London with his husband.
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