Flamer
GODWIN BOOKS, HENRY HOLT BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS, MACMILLAN

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I KNOW I'M NOT GAY. Gay boys like other boys. I hate boys. They’re mean, and scary, and they’re always destroying something or saying something dumb or both. I hate that word. Gay. It makes me feel . . . unsafe.

It's the summer between middle school and high school, and Aiden Navarro is away at camp. Everyone's going through changes―but for Aiden, the stakes feel higher. As he navigates friendships, deals with bullies, and spends time with Elias (a boy he can't stop thinking about), he finds himself on a path of self-discovery and acceptance.

Award-winning author and artist Mike Curato draws on his own experiences in Flamer, his debut graphic novel, telling a difficult story with humor, compassion, and love.

Check out this First Look on the AV Club!

"This is a story that will be read and reread, and for some, it will be the defining book of their adolescence." Kirkus

Mike Curato is the author and illustrator of books for children. 

© 2020 by Mike Curato. 

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