Weird Girl and What's His Name

Weird Girl and What's His Name

A Novel

eBook - 2015
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IndieFab Young Adult Fiction Book of the Year 2015! Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Books 2015! In the podunk town of Hawthorne, North Carolina, seventeen-year-old geeks Lula and Rory share everything-sci-fi and fantasy fandom, Friday night binge-watching of old X-Files episodes, and that feeling that they don't quite fit in. Lula knows she and Rory have no secrets from each other; after all, he came out to her years ago, and she's shared with him her "sacred texts"-the acting books her mother left behind after she walked out of Lula's life. But then Lula discovers that Rory-her Rory, who maybe she's secretly had feelings for-has not only tried out for the Hawthorne football team without telling her, but has also been having an affair with his middle-aged divorcee boss. With their friendship disrupted, Lula begins to question her identity and her own sexual orientation, and she runs away in the middle of the night on a journey to find her mother, who she hopes will have all the answers. Meagan Brother's piercing prose in this fresh LGBT YA novel speaks to anyone who has ever felt unwanted and alone, and who struggles to find their place in an isolating world. Ages 14 up.
Publisher: [United States] : Three Rooms Press : Made available through hoopla, 2015.
ISBN: 1941110282
9781941110287
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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Nov 27, 2015

Rory and Lula are crazy into the X-Files-- they even watch it one episode at a time on Friday evenings the way people in the 90s used to. Likable characters make this a sublime read, and I enjoyed that the first half is from Rory's perspective and the second is from Lula's, but without having to rewind the story. A mystery about friendship, fandom, and questioning one's sexuality.

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