Alex as Well (Hardcover)

By Alyssa Brugman

Henry Holt & Company, 9781627790147, 224pp.

Publication Date: January 20, 2015



Alex is ready for things to change, in a big way. Everyone seems to think she's a boy, but for Alex the whole boy/girl thing isn't as simple as either/or, and when she decides girl is closer to the truth, no one knows how to react, least of all her parents.

Undeterred, Alex begins to create a new identity for herself: ditching one school, enrolling in another, and throwing out most of her clothes. But the other Alex-the boy Alex-has a lot to say about that.
Heartbreaking and droll in equal measures, "Alex As Well "is a brilliantly told story of exploring gender and sexuality, navigating friendships, and finding a place to belong.

About the Author

Alyssa Brugman has written several books for young adults, including Finding Grace and Walking Naked. She lives in Australia with her family.

Praise For Alex as Well

"Brugman’s beautiful writing offers . . . fearless honesty as well as . . . strong insight and a delightful sense of humour. . . . Readers of authors such as John Green will devour this novel." —Junior Bookseller & Publisher

"Confronting, thought-provoking and often surprisingly amusing, Alex As Well is an amazingly powerful story of a young woman in conflict." —Kids’ Book Review