Girl Mans Up

Girl Mans Up

By M-E Girard

Winner of "The New York Times Book Review" Lambda Literary Award and finalist for the William C. Morris Debut Award. Pen doesn't know what to call herself, but she knows who she is, who she likes, and how she wants to look. But with parents who expect her to be girly and guy friends who don't know what to make of her, it's not easy.


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Book Information

Publisher: HarperCollins
Publish Date: 01/16/2018
Pages: 400
ISBN-13: 9780062404183
ISBN-10: 0062404180
Language: English

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Lambda Literary Award Winner! "Pen is an inspiration to anyone who's struggled to be understood, and a vital addition to the growing world of genderqueer protagonists." --New York Times Book Review

All Pen wants is to be the kind of girl she's always been. So why does everyone have a problem with it?

They think the way she looks and acts means she's trying to be a boy--that she should quit trying to be something she's not. If she dresses like a girl, and does what her folks want, it will show respect. If she takes orders and does what her friend Colby wants, it will show her loyalty.

But respect and loyalty, Pen discovers, are empty words. Old-world parents, disintegrating friendships, and strong feelings for other girls drive Pen to see the truth--that in order to be who she truly wants to be, she'll have to man up.

Now available in paperback, M. E. Girard's Girl Mans Up is perfect for fans of Meredith Russo, Becky Albertalli, Alex Sanchez, and Jaye Robin Brown!

Entertainment Weekly Best YA Book of 2016 * Children's Book Council Books Best Book of 2016 * Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Coming-of-Age Novel of 2016 and Best Teen Book of 2016 with Unforgettable Protagonists * Publishers Weekly Fall 2016 Flying Starts * William C. Morris YA Debut Award Finalist

About the Author

M-E Girard 's debut, Girl Mans Up , won the Lambda Literary Award and was a finalist for the William C. Morris Award. She lives just outside of Toronto, Canada, where she splits her time between writing YA fiction, being a mom to a toddler, and working as a registered nurse.

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