Tuesday, October 12, 2010
by Catherine Ryan Hyde
Elle's on her own - at 15 she has to move into her own apartment because her mom's boyfriend can't deal with her.
She meets her neighbor Frank - he's older, and has a girlfriend.
Frank is different than any guy she's ever met. He listens to her. He's gentle. And Elle's falling in love with him.
But then Elle finds out that Frank is transgender.
It changes everything she thought she knew about herself. It changes everything she thought she knew about friendship. It changes everything she thought she knew about the world.
And now Elle has to figure out: Just how powerful is love?
"Jumpstart The World" releases officially today! Check out Daisy Porter's great review of over at Queer YA: Fiction for LGTBQ Teens. And drop in on Catherine's remarkable 26 stop blog book tour!
And of course, please add your review here in comments!