From the Publisher
Last week I cut my hair, bought some boys'' clothes and shoes,
wrapped a large ACE bandage around my chest to flatten my
fortunately-not-large breasts, and began looking for a new name.
Angela Katz-McNair has never felt quite right as a girl. Her whole
life is leading up to the day she decides to become Grady, a guy.
While coming out as transgendered feels right to Grady, he isn''t
prepared for the reaction he gets from everyone else. His mother is
upset, his younger sister is mortified, and his best friend, Eve,
won''t acknowledge him in public. Why can''t people just let Grady
Grady''s life is miserable until he finds friends in some
unexpected places -- like the school geek, Sebastian, who explains
that there is precedent in the natural world (parrotfish change
gender when they need to, and the newly male fish are the alpha
males), and Kita, a senior who might just be Grady''s first love.
From acclaimed writer Ellen Wittlinger, this is the groundbreaking
story of one teen''s search for self and his struggle for