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 Author: Robin Gow  Category: Juvenile Fiction  Publisher: Amulet Books  Published: May 14, 2024  ISBN: 9781419764424  Pages: 312  Language: English  Tags: Nonbinary AuthorNonbinary Character(s) |  Alibris  Amazon  Barnes & Noble  Bookshop org  Kobo  Find in a Library

Gooseberry is a middle-grade novel about a young nonbinary person searching for family and finding it with a sweet rescue dog named Gooseberry.

B has lived with so many different foster families and youth programs that they have to invent nicknames for them to keep track. Their parents died in a car accident when they were four, and they’ve been moved around ever since. And even though some foster families don’t really get B or why they haven’t picked a new name yet (though B has been grappling with that for a while), B tries their best to stay positive. They try to keep a list of names that might fit, and they dream of being able to live in a home where they could adopt a dog and teach him all sorts of tricks.

So when they meet Gooseberry, they know they have to adopt him and give him a loving home. But training a dog isn’t as easy as B first suspected. Gooseberry is anxious and barely even wants to let B pet him. But the queer couple B is staying with, Eri and Jodie, help them to adopt Gooseberry and start training him. Even when Gooseberry snaps and growls, B doesn’t give up. But is this new home enough to change things for good for B and Gooseberry?


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Robin Gow

Robin Gow is a poet, educator, and witch. It grew up in rural Pennsylvania and lives with his queer family on unceded Lenape land also called Allentown Pennsylvania. Awarded the Jerry Cain and Scott James Creative Writing Fellow, Gow earned...

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