Jumpstart The World by Catherine Ryan HydeJumpstart The World by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Jumpstart The World

byCatherine Ryan Hyde

Paperback | November 8, 2011

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Elle is a loner. She doesn't need people. Which is a good thing, because now she has to move out of her apartment so her mother's boyfriend won't have to deal with her.

Then she meets Frank, the guy who lives next door to her new place. Being with him is impossible: he's a grown-up and has a girlfriend.  Still, Elle can't stop thinking about him.  Frank isn't like anyone Elle has ever met. He listens to her. He's gentle. And Elle is falling for him, hard.

Then Elle discovers that Frank is different in a way that Elle was never prepared for: he's transgender. Elle's head and her heart explode; her world is turned upside down.  But when an accident nearly takes Frank's life, Elle must search inside herself to find not only the true meaning of friendship but her own role in jumpstarting the world.

Tender, honest, and compassionate, Jumpstart the World is a stunning story to make you laugh, cry, and honor the power of love.
CATHERINE RYAN HYDE is the author of four other young adult novels: Becoming Chloe, The Year of My Miraculous Reappearance, The Day I Killed James, and Diary of a Witness. She is also the author of several adult novels, including the national bestseller Pay It Forward, Love in the Present Tense, Electric God, and Chasing Windmills. Cat...
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Title:Jumpstart The WorldFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8.31 × 5.56 × 0.42 inPublished:November 8, 2011Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0375866264

ISBN - 13:9780375866265

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Helpful This book would be very good for anyone who knows somebody who is trans. It's from the perspective of another person watching someone they care about transition. It is very heartwarming and sometimes sad. This was the first novel with a trans character that I ever read and it was helpful for me to read how the main character was feeling so I could better understand the possible emotions that those around me were experiencing during my own transition.
Date published: 2017-01-01