Different for boys / Patrick Ness ; illustrated by Tea Bendix.
Anthony "Ant" Stevenson isn't sure when he stopped being a virgin. Or even if he has. The rules aren't always very clear when it comes to boys who like boys. In fact, relationships of all kinds feel complicated, even with Ant's oldest friends. There's Charlie, who's both virulently homophobic and in a secret physical relationship with Ant. Then there's drama kid Jack, who may be gay and has become the target of Charlie's rage. And, of course, there's big, beautiful Freddie, who wants Ant to ditch soccer, Charlie's sport, and try out for the rugby team instead. Ant's story of loneliness and intimacy, of unexpected support and heart-ripping betrayal, is told forthrightly with tongue-in-cheek black-bar redactions over the language that teenagers would actually use if, you know, they weren't in a story. Award-winning author Patrick Ness explores teen sexuality, friendship, and romance with a deft hand in this structurally daring, illustrated short novel.
- ISBN: 9781536228892 (hardcover)
- ISBN: 1536228893 (hardcover)
- ISBN: 9781529509496 (hardcover)
- ISBN: 1529509491 (hardcover)
- Physical Description: 97 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
- Edition: First U.S. edition.
- Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Walker Books US a division of Candlewick Press, 2023.
- Copyright: ©2023
"First published in Losing It, edited by Keith Gray (London: Andersen Press, 2010) ..." -- verso.
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