How to Be Remy Cameron (Paperback)

By Julian Winters

Duet Books, 9781945053801, 304pp.

Publication Date: September 10, 2019

List Price: 17.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.


Everyone on campus knows Remy Cameron. He's the out-and-proud, super-likable guy who friends, faculty, and fellow students alike admire for his cheerful confidence. The only person who isn't entirely sure about Remy Cameron is Remy himself. Under pressure to write an A+ essay defining who he is and who he wants to be, Remy embarks on an emotional journey toward reconciling the outward labels people attach to him with the real Remy Cameron within.

From the author of the bestselling novel Running With Lions, a story about overcoming the labels that try to define our lives

About the Author

Julian Winters is a best-selling author of contemporary young adult fiction. His award-winning debut, Running With Lions (Duet, 2018), received accolades for its positive depictions of diverse, relatable characters. A former management trainer, Julian currently lives outside of Atlanta where he can be found reading, being a self-proclaimed comic book geek, or watching the only two sports he can follow—volleyball and soccer. How to Be Remy Cameron is his second novel.

Praise For How to Be Remy Cameron

#1 Amazon Bestseller | Teen & Young Adult LGBT Fiction 

“Funny, wise, and ridiculously romantic. It hit me right in the heart.” —Becky Albertalli, author of SIMON VS. THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA

"A heartwarming freshman novel from an author poised to be a modern Matt Christopher for an older audience.” —Kirkus Reviews

“A warm, funny, smart and poignant debut, full of heart and full of hope. I loved the adorably cute relationship that emerges between Sebastian and Emir, I loved the humour, and I loved being reminded what it's like to be a teenager during a long, hot, messy summer, when everything is new and exciting, anything seems possible, and the world is opening out in front of you. I thoroughly enjoyed it and hope it gets all the accolades and praise it deserves.” —Simon James Green, author of NOAH CAN'T EVEN

“Inspiring and uplifting, RUNNING WITH LIONS is an absolute gem of a novel. It s an utterly charming crowd-pleaser with nimble writing, exceptionally well-drawn characters and a swoonworthy romance. I freaking love this book.” —Cale Dietrich, author of THE LOVE INTEREST

"You’ve been warned: Remy Cameron is coming for your heart. I adored this tender, heartfelt love song of a book." —Becky Albertalli, author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

"Reading Remy is like gaining a best friend. Told with empathy, humor, and sincerity, this is an astounding follow-up for Julian Winters." —Mark Oshiro, author of Anger is a Gift

"I don’t often swoon, but I swooned HARD for this incandescent book. Julian Winters has crafted a deeply moving story of love, family, and identity that will stay with me forever." —Adib Khorram, award-winning author of Darius the Great is Not Okay

"In How to Be Remy Cameron, Julian Winters has gifted us with a bighearted, compassionate, and hilarious book about discovering who we are underneath the person everyone else expects us to be. We are more than labels, and this is more than a book. It’s a hug for for everyone struggling to find their own identity, and a way to let them know they are not alone." —Shaun David Hutchinson, author of We Are the Ants, and the memoir Brave Face

"The relationships among the members of the mixed-race Cameron family (Remy's parents are white) and between Remy and his friends are nuanced and reflect a hopeful future for America. An endearing novel that gives hope to those who know what it's like being different." —Kirkus