Guy In Real Life by Steve Brezenoff

Guy In Real Life

bySteve Brezenoff

Paperback | May 26, 2015

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From the acclaimed author of Brooklyn, Burning comes Guy in Real Life, an achingly real and profoundly moving love story about two teens that National Book Award–finalist Sara Zarr has called "wholly original and instantly classic."

It is Labor Day weekend in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and boy and girl collide on a dark street at two thirty in the morning: Lesh, who wears black, listens to metal, and plays MMOs; Svetlana, who embroiders her skirts, listens to Björk and Berlioz, and dungeon masters her own RPG. They should pick themselves up, continue on their way, and never talk to each other again.

But they don't.

This is a story of the roles we all play—at school, at home, online, and with our friends—and the one person who might be able to show us who we are underneath it all.

About The Author

Steve Brezenoff is the author of the young adult novelsThe Absolute Value of -1, which won the IPPY Gold Medal for young adult fiction, andBrooklyn, Burning, which was named aKirkus ReviewsBest Book, was a Best Fiction for Young Adults selection by the American Library Association, and won the ForeWord Book of the Year Gold Medal for y...
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Title:Guy In Real LifeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.9 inPublished:May 26, 2015Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062266845

ISBN - 13:9780062266842

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“The gaming motif adds an intriguing layer, as Brezenoff uses it to explore issues of gender identity. Has [Lesh] created this character because he wants to be with the real Svetlana or because he wants to be her? There is, he realizes, no simple answer.”