Alyssa Brugman has written several books for young adults, including Finding Grace and Walking Naked. She lives in Australia with her family.
Alex is ready for things to change, in a big way. Everyone seems to think she’s a boy, but for Alex the whole boy/girl thing isn’t as simple as either/or, and when she decides girl is closer to the truth, no one knows how to react, least of all her parents.
Undeterred, Alex begins to create a new identity for herself: ditching one school, enrolling in another, and throwing out most of her clothes.
But the other Alex—the boy Alex—has a lot to say about that. Heartbreaking and droll in equal measures, Alex As Well
is a brilliantly told story of exploring gender and sexuality, navigating friendships, and finding a place to belong.
"Brugman’s beautiful writing offers . . . fearless honesty as well as . . . strong insight and a delightful sense of humour. . . . Readers of authors such as John Green will devour this novel." —Junior Bookseller & Publisher "Confronting, thought-provoking and often surprisingly amusing, Alex As Well is an amazingly powerful story of a young woman in conflict." —Kids’ Book Review