Symptoms of Being Human

Symptoms of Being Human
Author: Jeff Garvin
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-02-02
ISBN 10: 0062382888
ISBN 13: 9780062382887
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Symptoms of Being Human Book Review:

A sharply honest and moving debut perfect for fans of The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Ask the Passengers. Riley Cavanaugh is many things: Punk rock. Snarky. Rebellious. And gender fluid. Some days Riley identifies as a boy, and others as a girl. But Riley isn't exactly out yet. And between starting a new school and having a congressman father running for reelection in über-conservative Orange County, the pressure—media and otherwise—is building up in Riley's life. On the advice of a therapist, Riley starts an anonymous blog to vent those pent-up feelings and tell the truth of what it's really like to be a gender fluid teenager. But just as Riley's starting to settle in at school—even developing feelings for a mysterious outcast—the blog goes viral, and an unnamed commenter discovers Riley's real identity, threatening exposure. And Riley must make a choice: walk away from what the blog has created—a lifeline, new friends, a cause to believe in—or stand up, come out, and risk everything. From debut author Jeff Garvin comes a powerful and uplifting portrait of a modern teen struggling with high school, relationships, and what it means to be a person.

Symptoms of Being Human

Symptoms of Being Human
Author: Jeff Garvin
Publsiher: Balzer + Bray
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2017-11-14
ISBN 10: 9780062382870
ISBN 13: 006238287X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Symptoms of Being Human Book Review:

Starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist * YALSA Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers * ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults List * 2017 Rainbow List A sharply honest and moving debut perfect for fans of The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Ask the Passengers. Riley Cavanaugh is many things: Punk rock. Snarky. Rebellious. And gender fluid. Some days Riley identifies as a boy, and others as a girl. But Riley isn't exactly out yet. And between starting a new school and having a congressman father running for reelection in über-conservative Orange County, the pressure—media and otherwise—is building up in Riley's life. On the advice of a therapist, Riley starts an anonymous blog to vent those pent-up feelings and tell the truth of what it's really like to be a gender fluid teenager. But just as Riley's starting to settle in at school—even developing feelings for a mysterious outcast—the blog goes viral, and an unnamed commenter discovers Riley's real identity, threatening exposure. And Riley must make a choice: walk away from what the blog has created—a lifeline, new friends, a cause to believe in—or stand up, come out, and risk everything. From debut author Jeff Garvin comes a powerful and uplifting portrait of a modern teen struggling with high school, relationships, and what it means to be human.

Symptoms of Being Human

Symptoms of Being Human
Author: Jeff Garvin
Publsiher: Balzer + Bray
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-02-02
ISBN 10: 9780062382863
ISBN 13: 0062382861
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Symptoms of Being Human Book Review:

A sharply honest and moving debut perfect for fans of The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Ask the Passengers. Riley Cavanaugh is many things: Punk rock. Snarky. Rebellious. And gender fluid. Some days Riley identifies as a boy, and others as a girl. But Riley isn't exactly out yet. And between starting a new school and having a congressman father running for reelection in über-conservative Orange County, the pressure—media and otherwise—is building up in Riley's life. On the advice of a therapist, Riley starts an anonymous blog to vent those pent-up feelings and tell the truth of what it's really like to be a gender fluid teenager. But just as Riley's starting to settle in at school—even developing feelings for a mysterious outcast—the blog goes viral, and an unnamed commenter discovers Riley's real identity, threatening exposure. And Riley must make a choice: walk away from what the blog has created—a lifeline, new friends, a cause to believe in—or stand up, come out, and risk everything. From debut author Jeff Garvin comes a powerful and uplifting portrait of a modern teen struggling with high school, relationships, and what it means to be a person.

The Lightness of Hands

The Lightness of Hands
Author: Jeff Garvin
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2020-04-14
ISBN 10: 0062382918
ISBN 13: 9780062382917
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lightness of Hands Book Review:

A quirky and heartfelt coming-of-age story about a teen girl with bipolar II who signs her failed magician father up to perform his legendary but failed illusion on live TV in order to make enough money to pay for the medications they need—from the author of Symptoms of Being Human. Perfect for fans of Adi Alsaid, David Arnold, and Arvin Ahmadi. Sixteen-year-old Ellie Dante is desperate for something in her life to finally go right. Her father was a famous stage magician until he attempted an epic illusion on live TV—and failed. Now Ellie lives with her dad in a beat-up RV, attending high school online and performing with him at birthday parties and bars across the Midwest to make ends meet. But when the gigs dry up, their insurance lapses, leaving Dad’s heart condition unchecked and forcing Ellie to battle her bipolar II disorder without medication. Then Ellie receives a call from a famous magic duo, who offer fifteen thousand dollars and a shot at redemption: they want her father to perform the illusion that wrecked his career—on their live TV special, which shoots in Los Angeles in ten days. Ellie knows her dad will refuse—but she takes the deal anyway, then lies to persuade him to head west. With the help of her online-only best friend and an unusual guy she teams up with along the way, Ellie makes a plan to stage his comeback. But when her lie is exposed, she’ll have to confront her illness and her choices head-on to save her father—and herself.

The Art of Being Normal

The Art of Being Normal
Author: Lisa Williamson
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-05-31
ISBN 10: 0374302391
ISBN 13: 9780374302399
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Being Normal Book Review:

David Piper has always been an outsider. His parents think he's gay. The school bully thinks he's a freak. Only his two best friends know the real truth: David wants to be a girl. On the first day at his new school Leo Denton has one goal: to be invisible. Attracting the attention of the most beautiful girl in his class is definitely not part of that plan. When Leo stands up for David in a fight, an unlikely friendship forms. But things are about to get messy. Because at Eden Park School secrets have a funny habit of not staying secret for long , and soon everyone knows that Leo used to be a girl. As David prepares to come out to his family and transition into life as a girl and Leo wrestles with figuring out how to deal with people who try to define him through his history, they find in each other the friendship and support they need to navigate life as transgender teens as well as the courage to decide for themselves what normal really means.

Being Jazz

Being Jazz
Author: Jazz Jennings
Publsiher: Ember
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2017-06-14
ISBN 10: 039955467X
ISBN 13: 9780399554674
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Being Jazz Book Review:

Jazz Jennings is one of the youngest and most prominent voices in the national discussion about gender identity. At the age of five, Jazz transitioned to life as a girl, with the support of her parents. A year later, her parents allowed her to share her incredible journey in her first Barbara Walters interview, aired at a time when the public was much less knowledgeable or accepting of the transgender community. This groundbreaking interview was followed over the years by other high-profile interviews, a documentary, the launch of her YouTube channel, a picture book, and her own reality TV series--I Am Jazz--making her one of the most recognizable activists for transgender teens, children, and adults. In her remarkable memoir, Jazz reflects on these very public experiences and how they have helped shape the mainstream attitude toward the transgender community. But it hasn't all been easy. Jazz has faced many challenges, bullying, discrimination, and rejection, yet she perseveres as she educates others about her life as a transgender teen. Through it all, her family has been beside her on this journey, standing together against those who don't understand the true meaning of tolerance and unconditional love. Now Jazz must learn to navigate the physical, social, and emotional upheavals of adolescence--particularly high school--complicated by the unique challenges of being a transgender teen. Making the journey from girl to woman is never easy--especially when you began your life in a boy's body.

This Difficult Thing of Being Human

This Difficult Thing of Being Human
Author: Bodhipaksa
Publsiher: Parallax Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2019-11-26
ISBN 10: 1946764523
ISBN 13: 9781946764522
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This Difficult Thing of Being Human Book Review:

We all long for someone to offer us unconditional love and support. But what if that person is us? The practice of mindful self-compassion creates the space we need so that observation, acceptance, and real love can enter, no matter how judgmental or disconnected we may feel. It sounds like a simple idea: to be kind to yourself. But if you pay attention to your thoughts, habits, and self-talk, you may find that it's more difficult than it sounds. The intentional practice of self-compassion, outlined here by Buddhist scholar and teacher Bodhipaksa, can help you find greater overall wellbeing, emotional resilience, physical health, and willpower. Bodhipaksa provides both the why and the how of mindful self-compassion, drawing on contemporary psychology and neuroscience and also on Buddhist psychology, weaving the modern and ancient together into a coherent whole. Contemporary psychologists are focusing less on self-esteem and more on self-compassion. Bodhipaksa, a practicing meditator of more than thirty years, effortlessly blends ancient techniques dating back to the time of the Buddha with the most recent understanding of psychology and neuroscience. And in the end, as Bodhipaksa writes, it is actually quite simple: "Life is short. Be kind."

The Body Keeps the Score

The Body Keeps the Score
Author: Bessel A. Van der Kolk
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 443
Release: 2015-09-08
ISBN 10: 0143127748
ISBN 13: 9780143127741
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Body Keeps the Score Book Review:

Originally published by Viking Penguin, 2014.

Mind A Journey to the Heart of Being Human Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology

Mind  A Journey to the Heart of Being Human  Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology
Author: Daniel J. Siegel
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2016-10-18
ISBN 10: 0393710548
ISBN 13: 9780393710540
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mind A Journey to the Heart of Being Human Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology Book Review:

A New York Times Bestseller. A scientist’s exploration into the mysteries of the human mind. What is the mind? What is the experience of the self truly made of? How does the mind differ from the brain? Though the mind’s contents—its emotions, thoughts, and memories—are often described, the essence of mind is rarely, if ever, defined. In this book, noted neuropsychiatrist and New York Times best-selling author Daniel J. Siegel, MD, uses his characteristic sensitivity and interdisciplinary background to offer a definition of the mind that illuminates the how, what, when, where, and even why of who we are, of what the mind is, and what the mind’s self has the potential to become. MIND takes the reader on a deep personal and scientific journey into consciousness, subjective experience, and information processing, uncovering the mind’s self-organizational properties that emerge from both the body and the relationships we have with one another, and with the world around us. While making a wide range of sciences accessible and exciting—from neurobiology to quantum physics, anthropology to psychology—this book offers an experience that addresses some of our most pressing personal and global questions about identity, connection, and the cultivation of well-being in our lives.

None of the Above

None of the Above
Author: I. W. Gregorio
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2015-04-07
ISBN 10: 0062335332
ISBN 13: 9780062335333
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

None of the Above Book Review:

A groundbreaking story about a teenage girl who discovers she's intersex . . . and what happens when her secret is revealed to the entire school. Incredibly compelling and sensitively told, None of the Above is a thought-provoking novel that explores what it means to be a boy, a girl, or something in between. What if everything you knew about yourself changed in an instant? When Kristin Lattimer is voted homecoming queen, it seems like another piece of her ideal life has fallen into place. She's a champion hurdler with a full scholarship to college and she's madly in love with her boyfriend. In fact, she's decided that she's ready to take things to the next level with him. But Kristin's first time isn't the perfect moment she's planned—something is very wrong. A visit to the doctor reveals the truth: Kristin is intersex, which means that though she outwardly looks like a girl, she has male chromosomes, not to mention boy "parts." Dealing with her body is difficult enough, but when her diagnosis is leaked to the whole school, Kristin's entire identity is thrown into question. As her world unravels, can she come to terms with her new self?

Lost Connections

Lost Connections
Author: Johann Hari
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2020-11-12
ISBN 10: 1526634082
ISBN 13: 9781526634085
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lost Connections Book Review:

THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER 'A book that could actually make us happy' SIMON AMSTELL 'This amazing book will change your life' ELTON JOHN 'One of the most important texts of recent years' BRITISH JOURNAL OF GENERAL PRACTICE 'Brilliant, stimulating, radical' MATT HAIG 'The more people read this book, the better off the world will be' NAOMI KLEIN 'Wonderful' HILLARY CLINTON 'Eye-opening' GUARDIAN 'Brilliant for anyone wanting a better understanding of mental health' ZOE BALL 'A game-changer' DAVINA MCCALL 'Extraordinary' DR MAX PEMBERTON 'Beautiful' RUSSELL BRAND Depression and anxiety are now at epidemic levels. Why? Across the world, scientists have uncovered evidence for nine different causes. Some are in our biology, but most are in the way we are living today. Lost Connections offers a radical new way of thinking about this crisis. It shows that once we understand the real causes, we can begin to turn to pioneering new solutions – ones that offer real hope.

The Light Fantastic

The Light Fantastic
Author: Sarah Combs
Publsiher: Candlewick Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-09-13
ISBN 10: 0763687375
ISBN 13: 9780763687373
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Light Fantastic Book Review:

Delaware, the morning of April 19. Senior Skip Day, and April Donovan’s eighteenth birthday. Four days after the Boston Marathon bombing, the country is still reeling, and April’s rare memory condition has her recounting all the tragedies that have cursed her birth month. And just what was that mysterious gathering under the bleachers about? Meanwhile, in Nebraska, Lincoln Evans struggles to pay attention in Honors English, distracted by the enigmatic presence of Laura Echols, capturer of his heart. His teacher tries to hold her class’s interest, but she can’t keep her mind off what Adrian George told her earlier. Over in Idaho, Phoebe is having second thoughts about the Plan mere hours before the start of a cross-country ploy led by an Internet savant known as the Mastermind. Is all her heartache worth the cost of the Assassins’ machinations? The Light Fantastic is a tense, shocking, and beautifully wrought exploration of the pain and pathos of a generation of teenagers on the brink—and the hope of moving from shame and isolation into the light of redemption.

Chloe Diller

Chloe Diller
Author: Natalie Cuddington
Publsiher: BookRix
Total Pages: 357
Release: 2017-02-06
ISBN 10: 3739687738
ISBN 13: 9783739687735
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chloe Diller Book Review:

As if having to deal with her fiancé's death isn't enough, Chloe also has to try and convince herself that when she still sees him, still talks to him, that it's just her mind's way of trying to stay sane. But when she meets Cohen, she's convinced he can distract her and make things a little easier for her. Except that Cohen isn't the person she was expecting, and not only do things not get any easier for Chloe, but they also get far more complicated.

The Gospel According to Larry

The Gospel According to Larry
Author: Janet Tashjian
Publsiher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-04-01
ISBN 10: 1429956674
ISBN 13: 9781429956673
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gospel According to Larry Book Review:

After creating a controversial and hugely popular website, teenager Josh Swensen becomes trapped inside his brilliant creation and must find a way to remain anonymous. I am lying on my bed doing my homework in Greek and Latin roots for Advanced English. 'Ped' for foot, 'homo' for man, 'nym' for name. I sit with the dictionary in front of me, coming up with as many words as I can to complete the assignment. Pedestrian, homicide, pseudonym . . . I have more than thirty of them. By accident -- that's always how these life-changing things happen -- I connect two halves that don't seem like a word until I look it up. 'Pseudo', false; and 'cide,' to kill = pseudocide. To pretend to kill (yourself). I stare at the word for a good long time. Homicide, suicide, genocide: these are words you can find in the newspaper every day. But pseudocide . . . now here was something different. My mind wanders from my homework to the blue cotton threads of my bedspread. Pseudocide. A way to start again as someone completely new, a way to burn the old self and try on a new one. Josh Swensen isn't your average teenager - when he observes America, he sees a powerhouse of consumerism and waste. He's even tried to do something about it, with his start-up controversial website. But when Josh rises to messiah status of the internet world, he discovers that greed and superficiality are not easily escaped. Trapped inside his own creation, Josh feels his only way out is to stage his death and be free of his internet alter-ego, "Larry." But this plan comes with danger, and soon Josh finds himself cut off from the world, with no one to turn to for help. In this suspenseful young adult novel, Janet Tashjian has written a probing tour-de-force.

Just Visiting

Just Visiting
Author: Dahlia Adler
Publsiher: Spencer Hill Contemporary
Total Pages: 407
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 9781633920538
ISBN 13: 1633920534
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Just Visiting Book Review:

Place of publication transcribed from publisher's website.

Becoming Human

Becoming Human
Author: Jean Vanier
Publsiher: House of Anansi
Total Pages: 166
Release: 2008-06-18
ISBN 10: 0887848095
ISBN 13: 9780887848094
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Becoming Human Book Review:

Acclaimed as a man "who inspires the world" (Maclean's) and a "nation builder" (Globe and Mail), Jean Vanier has made a difference in the lives of countless people — including those with disabilities and the many young people who have been moved by his life's work. Becoming Humanis a modern classic that continues to resonate among the generations. In a world of competition, where the strong dominate the weak, Vanier calls on each one of us to open ourselves to those we perceive as different or inferior. This, he says, is the key to true personal and societal freedom. This 10th anniversary edition includes a new introduction by the author.

Fatty Legs

Fatty Legs
Author: Margaret-Olemaun Pokiak-Fenton,Christy Jordan-Fenton
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 9781773213521
ISBN 13: 1773213520
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fatty Legs Book Review:

This book chronicles the unbreakable spirit of an Inuit girl bullied by a teacher while attending an Arctic residential school.

Honestly Ben

Honestly Ben
Author: Bill Konigsberg
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-03-28
ISBN 10: 0545858313
ISBN 13: 9780545858311
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Honestly Ben Book Review:

The companion to the award-winning Openly Straight, called "remarkable...deeply satisfying and as honest as its appealing protagonist" (Booklist). Perfect for fans of David Levithan, Andrew Smith, and John Green! Ben Carver is back to normal. He's working steadily in his classes at the Natick School. He just got elected captain of the baseball team. He's even won a full scholarship to college, if he can keep up his grades. All that foolishness with Rafe Goldberg the past semester is in the past. Except... There's Hannah, the gorgeous girl from the neighboring school, who attracts him and distracts him. There's his mother, whose quiet unhappiness Ben is noticing for the first time. School is harder, the pressure higher, the scholarship almost slipping away. And there's Rafe, funny, kind, dating someone else . . . and maybe the real normal that Ben needs.

The Midnight Bargain

The Midnight Bargain
Author: C. L. Polk
Publsiher: Erewhon Books
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2020-10-13
ISBN 10: 1645660141
ISBN 13: 9781645660149
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Midnight Bargain Book Review:

From the beloved World Fantasy Award-winning author of Witchmark comes a sweeping, romantic new fantasy set in a world reminiscent of Regency England, where women’s magic is taken from them when they marry. A sorceress must balance her desire to become the first great female magician against her duty to her family. Beatrice Clayborn is a sorceress who practices magic in secret, terrified of the day she will be locked into a marital collar that will cut off her powers to protect her unborn children. She dreams of becoming a full-fledged Magus and pursuing magic as her calling as men do, but her family has staked everything to equip her for Bargaining Season, when young men and women of means descend upon the city to negotiate the best marriages. The Clayborns are in severe debt, and only she can save them, by securing an advantageous match before their creditors come calling. In a stroke of luck, Beatrice finds a grimoire that contains the key to becoming a Magus, but before she can purchase it, a rival sorceress swindles the book right out of her hands. Beatrice summons a spirit to help her get it back, but her new ally exacts a price: Beatrice’s first kiss . . . with her adversary’s brother, the handsome, compassionate, and fabulously wealthy Ianthe Lavan. The more Beatrice is entangled with the Lavan siblings, the harder her decision becomes: If she casts the spell to become a Magus, she will devastate her family and lose the only man to ever see her for who she is; but if she marries—even for love—she will sacrifice her magic, her identity, and her dreams. But how can she choose just one, knowing she will forever regret the path not taken?

Splinters Are Children of Wood

Splinters Are Children of Wood
Author: Leia Penina Wilson
Publsiher: University of Notre Dame Pess
Total Pages: 126
Release: 2019-09-30
ISBN 10: 0268106193
ISBN 13: 9780268106195
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Splinters Are Children of Wood Book Review:

The wildly unrestrained poems in Splinters Are Children of Wood, Leia Penina Wilson's second collection and winner of the Ernest Sandeen Prize in Poetry, pose an increasingly desperate question about what it means to be a girl, the ways girls are shaped by the world, as well as the role myth plays in this coming of age quest. Wilson, an afakasi Samoan poet, divides the book into three sections, linking the poems in each section by titles. In this way the poems act as a continuous song, an ode, or a lament revivifying a narrative that refuses to adopt a storyline. Samoan myths and Western stories punctuate this volume in a search to reconcile identity and education. The lyrical declaration is at once an admiration of love and self-loathing. She kills herself. Resurrects herself. Kills herself again. She is also killed by the world. Resurrected. Killed again. These poems map displacement, discontent, and an increasing suspicion of the world itself, or the ways people learn the world. Drawing on the work of Bhanu Kapil, Anne Waldman, Alice Notley, and Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Wilson's poems reveal familiarity and strangeness, invocation and accusation. Both ritual and ruination, the poems return again and again to desire, myth, the sacred, and body