Act Cool (Hardback)
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Act Cool (Hardback)

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Hardback 352 Pages
Published: 14/10/2021
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*Named a Rainbow Book List Title and one of Bank Street Children's Best Books of the Year*

A trans teen walks the fine line between doing whatever it takes for his acting dream and staying true to himself in this moving, thought-provoking YA novel from the acclaimed author of Stay Gold.

Aspiring actor August Greene just landed a coveted spot at the prestigious School of Performing Arts in New York. There's only one problem: His conservative parents won't accept that he's transgender. And to stay with his aunt in the city, August must promise them he won't transition.

August is convinced he can play the part his parents want while acting cool and confident in the company of his talented new friends.

But who is August when the lights go down? And where will he turn when the roles start hitting a little too close to home?

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
ISBN: 9780063038561
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 420 g
Dimensions: 210 x 140 x 29 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"One of the most powerful YA books of the year." - Popsugar "The story will help readers understand how multifaceted and complicated the transgender experience can be. A well-paced, unique story. - School Library Journal "McSmith's approach to gender and dysphoria is compassionate, and the musical's cast dynamics are well sketched; theater fans especially will find the discussion of representation on the stage compelling." - Publishers Weekly "McSmith writes with authority, insight, and empathy. [A] necessary book." - Booklist (starred review)

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Beth

“A hard-hitting but heartwarming trans story”

Thank you to Harper 360 for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Harper 360 has a knack of managing to blow me away with stories when I really didn’t expect it. I’ve had this on my tbr for... More

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Micky - bookphenomena

“4.5 stars”

Headlines:
Drama on and off the stage
Tough but still uplifting
Awful parents

Call me enchanted by Tobly McSmith's writing and stories, because this is the second book of his that has drawn me in, made me love... More

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