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I wish you all the best /

by Deaver, Mason [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, NY : PUSH, 2019.Edition: First edition.Description: 329 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781338306125; 133830612X.Subject(s): Gender identity -- Juvenile fiction | Gender identity -- Fiction | Interpersonal relations -- Fiction | High schools -- Fiction | Schools -- Fiction | High school students -- Fiction | Young adult fiction | Young adult fictionSummary: After coming out as nonbinary, Ben must leave home and goes to live with a sister and her husband to finish the last year of high school.Summary: When Ben De Backer comes out to their parents as nonbinary, they're thrown out of their house and forced to move in with their estranged older sister, Hannah, and her husband, Thomas, whom Ben has never even met. Struggling with an anxiety disorder compounded by their parents' rejection, they come out only to Hannah, Thomas, and their therapist and try to keep a low profile for the last half of senior year in a new school. Then fellow student Nathan Allan decides to take Ben under his wing. As Ben and Nathan's friendship grows, their feelings for each other begin to change. It might just be a chance to start a happier new life. -- adapted from jacket
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When Ben De Backer comes out to their parents as nonbinary, they're thrown out of their house and forced to move in with their estranged older sister, Hannah, and her husband, Thomas, whom Ben has never even met. Struggling with an anxiety disorder compounded by their parents' rejection, they come out only to Hannah, Thomas, and their therapist and try to keep a low profile in a new school.<br> <br> But Ben's attempts to survive the last half of senior year unnoticed are thwarted when Nathan Allan, a funny and charismatic student, decides to take Ben under his wing. As Ben and Nathan's friendship grows, their feelings for each other begin to change, and what started as a disastrous turn of events looks like it might just be a chance to start a happier new life.<br> <br> At turns heartbreaking and joyous, I Wish You All the Best is both a celebration of life, friendship, and love, and a shining example of hope in the face of adversity.

After coming out as nonbinary, Ben must leave home and goes to live with a sister and her husband to finish the last year of high school.

When Ben De Backer comes out to their parents as nonbinary, they're thrown out of their house and forced to move in with their estranged older sister, Hannah, and her husband, Thomas, whom Ben has never even met. Struggling with an anxiety disorder compounded by their parents' rejection, they come out only to Hannah, Thomas, and their therapist and try to keep a low profile for the last half of senior year in a new school. Then fellow student Nathan Allan decides to take Ben under his wing. As Ben and Nathan's friendship grows, their feelings for each other begin to change. It might just be a chance to start a happier new life. -- adapted from jacket

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<opt> <anon I1="BLANK" I2="BLANK">"I . . ." I can do this. Just keep breathing. There's that tightness in my stomach, like something is just twisting and twisting and it wonâe(tm)t let go until the moment is over. And everything will unravel, and I'll feel free. "I wanted to tell you two something." Dad looks at me now. This is it. It's kinda funny actually; the script I wrote for myself, the one I typed in Word so I'd cover everything I wanted to, it's just totally gone from my memory now. Like someone zapped it all away. Maybe that's for the best; maybe this is how I'll be the most honest with them. If it just comes from me and not some rehearsed version of myself, maybe that will help; maybe that'll be better? I tell them. Slowly. At first, relief floods over me. I think I can actually feel myself relax. I just wish that feeling could've lasted longer. Excerpted from I Wish You All the Best by Mason Deaver All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.</anon> </opt>

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When eighteen-year-old Ben comes out as gender nonbinary, their conservative parents kick them out. Ben moves in with their estranged sister, but healing family wounds while starting at a new school proves overwhelming. Through therapy, art, and a flirtatious friendship with a male classmate, Ben begins to heal. This is a moving if occasionally didactic story about finding strength and self-worth in the face of emotional trauma. (c) Copyright 2019. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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