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Out of Blue Comes Green

 Author: M.E. Corey  Category: Young Adult Fiction  Publisher: Page Street Kids  Published: April 23, 2024  ISBN: 9781645679325  Pages: 352  Language: English  Tags: Trans Man / Masc Character(s) |  Alibris  Amazon  Barnes & Noble  Bookshop org  Kobo  Find in a Library

In M. E. Corey’s Out of Blue Comes Green, Kinkade wants what every other teenage boy wants: a girlfriend and a successful rock band but that’s not as easy as it sounds.

After a killer school talent show performance in full masculine presentation, trans boy Kinkade is quickly knocked back down to earth when his crush rejects him, and the whole school sees him in the dress his mother forced him to wear for a family photo. So, when the new girl Madi assumes he is cis and asks him out, he accepts without correcting her.

After years of being ignored by his old crush and bullied by other boys, Kinkade just wants to convince Madi that he’s a regular guy’s guy. To impress her and finally win the approval of his peers, Kinkade agrees to his
best friend Libby’s suggestion that they enter a competition to become the band for prom despite his misgivings.

In between band practice, weightlifting, and dates, Kinkade accidentally becomes an animal shelter volunteer under an assumed name―and it’s there among the unconditional acceptance of dogs that he finally receives the affirmation he’s been longing for.

But it’s going to be harder than he thought to play the show, get the girl, and become the man he’s meant to be.

What others are saying:

“Corey’s debut novel is a rough and brutal look at the consequences that non-gender-affirming families and schools can have on individuals and what it really means to be a man.”

“With humor and sensitivity, M. E. Corey reminds us that transition is a vital part of growing up and in doing so, evokes empathy and understanding for the transgender experience. Out of Blue Comes Green is an exhilarating feel-good novel about music, first love, and self-discovery that will leave you cheering.”
―Kat Falls, author of Dark Life and Inhuman

“A heartfelt debut about navigating the ups and downs of young adulthood while trans―Corey will make you laugh and cry on the same page.”
―Sierra Isley, author of In the Ring

“An honest story that emphasizes a person shouldn’t have to conquer so many obstacles and win so many fights just to be their true and authentic self. An extremely relevant and timely book.”
―Kim Oclon, author of Man Up

“In this hopeful debut […] Corey clearly presents Kay’s turmoil navigating transition alongside familiar adolescent woes surrounding crushes and the future.”
Publishers Weekly

“The struggles and successes in this novel will appeal to the angstiest of queer teens.”
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M.E. Corey

M.E. Corey is a guitar player, high school teacher, and adolescence-trauma survivor. When he isn't teaching or writing, he travels, walks his rescue dogs, and hangs out with the love of his life with whom he's raising a super cool...

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