Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin
Tags: Young Adult, Fiction, Coming of Age, LGBT2SQ+, Bullying, Self-Harm
This Young Adult novel is one that youth and adults alike will not want to put down. Through the first person narrative, Riley a gender-fluid teenager navigates school, violence, family, therapy, relationships,anxiety, and finding self in the process. Gavin’s intention to veracity brings froward an honest and vulnerable view into growing up gender-fluid. The weaving stories and truths will keep you wanting to read. Highly recommend for youth, parents and people who work with youth.
Acknowledgement: This book deals with identity politics, self-harm and gender based violence which may impact the reader in a variety of ways, including triggered experiences.