[The main character] has never felt quite right as a girl. So he cuts his hair short, purchases some men’s clothes and chose a new name: Grady. While coming out as transgender feels right to Grady, he isn’t prepared for the reactions of his friends and family. Why can’t they accept that Grady is just being himself?
Grady’s life is miserable until he finds friends in unexpected places—the school geek, Sebastian, who tells Grady that there is a precedent for transgenders in the natural world, and Kita, a senior, who might just be Grady’s first love.
Genre: Science Fiction
Trans boys: Grady
There is a side character who uses they/them pronouns.
Not addressed in the text.
Additional Notes: This book was first published in 2007 but was updated in 2015 to reflect more accurate language. Reviewers continue to have mixed reviews of the accuracy of the rep.