By Alex Gino,

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Rick's gone along with his best friend Jeff even when Jeff's acted like a bully and a jerk. But now Rick wants his own life to benbsp; ... understood. Even if it means breaking some old friendships and making some new ones. As they did in their groundbreaking novel GEORGE,…

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Gino’s novel “George” is better-known and also excellent, but it’s older, and even in the short time it has been published, some ideas have changed. Gino themself has expressed regret publicly that its main character’s deadname is the book’s title. This follow-up companion novel centers on a young boy coming to terms with a friend who is becoming a bully, and also struggling to find a word that accurately expresses his lack of interest in sex and romance. It’s a gentle and affirming book that introduces the idea of ace and aro identities to younger MG readers, and it is…

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