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

Jumpstart The World

byCatherine Ryan Hyde

Hardcover | October 12, 2010

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Elle is a loner. She doesn’t need people. Which is a good thing, because she’s on her own: she had to move into her own apartment so her mother’s boyfriend won’t have to deal with her.

Then she meets Frank, the guy who lives next door. He’s older and has a girlfriend, but 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.
But Frank is different in a way that Elle was never prepared for: he’s transgender. And when Elle learns the truth, her world is turned upside down.  Now she’ll have to 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 Becoming Chloe,The Year of My Miraculous Reappearance, Diary of A Witness, The Day I Killed James, the national bestseller Pay It Forward, and Love in the Present Tense, amongst many other books.
Title:Jumpstart The WorldFormat:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 8.51 × 6.14 × 0.81 inPublished:October 12, 2010Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0375866655

ISBN - 13:9780375866654

Appropriate for ages: 14 - 14


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