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Girl Walking Backwards

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Bett Williams Bett Williams


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LGBT Books That Will Actually Change Your Life (16 items)
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Description: Amazon.com Review Although the protagonist of Girl Walking Backwards is a young, more-or-less "out" lesbian, this not a lesbian novel so much as a classic, post-Catcher in the Rye roman à clef, closely observed and skillfully written. Skye has even fewer illusions than Holden Caulfield, but she manages to be cynical without being world-weary. She signs up for volleyball at her new high school only because the girls on the team are beautiful, then shrinks from making the first move toward them: "Making friends is such a formal thing," she reflects. "It would have been so convenient if we all drank. Pukin ... (more)
Manufacturer: St. Martin's Griffin
Release date: 15 September 1998
ISBN-10 : 0312194560 | ISBN-13: 9780312194567
Tags: Fiction (1), Coming Of Age (1), Gay/lesbian (1), Gay! (1)
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LGBT Books That Will Actually Change Your Life (16 books items)

" Skye wants what all teenagers want--to survive high school. She lives in Southern California, though, which is making that difficult. Her mother has fallen victim to the pseudo-New Age culture and insists on dragging her to consciousness-raising workshops and hypnotists. As if this weren't difficult enough, Skye falls in love with Jessica, a troubled gothic punk girl who cuts herself regularly with sharp objects. When she finds her boyfriend having sex with Jessica in a bathroom stall at a rav"

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