Too Bright to See by Kyle Lukoff audiobook

Too Bright to See

By Kyle Lukoff
Read by Jax Jackson  and Kyle Lukoff

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    ISBN: 9780593346303

A Newbery Honor Book • Winner of the Stonewall Book Award  • A National Book Award Finalist "A gentle, glowing wonder, full of love and understanding." –The New York Times Book Review Cover may vary.   It's the summer before middle school and eleven-year-old Bug's best friend Moira has decided the two of them need to use the next few months to prepare. For Moira, this means figuring out the right clothes to wear, learning how to put on makeup, and deciding which boys are cuter in their yearbook photos than in real life. But none of this is all that appealing to Bug, who doesn't particularly want to spend more time trying to understand how to be a girl. Besides, there's something more important to worry about: A ghost is haunting Bug's eerie old house in rural Vermont...and maybe haunting Bug in particular. As Bug begins to untangle the mystery of who this ghost is and what they're trying to say, an altogether different truth comes to light--Bug is transgender.

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Summary

Summary

Shortlisted for the National Book Award for Young Readers' Literature

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

Among shortlisted titles for National Book Award Finalist, 2021

Winner of Stonewall Children's and Young Adult Literature Award, 2022

A Newbery Honor Book • Winner of the Stonewall Book Award  • A National Book Award Finalist "A gentle, glowing wonder, full of love and understanding." –The New York Times Book Review Cover may vary.   It's the summer before middle school and eleven-year-old Bug's best friend Moira has decided the two of them need to use the next few months to prepare. For Moira, this means figuring out the right clothes to wear, learning how to put on makeup, and deciding which boys are cuter in their yearbook photos than in real life. But none of this is all that appealing to Bug, who doesn't particularly want to spend more time trying to understand how to be a girl. Besides, there's something more important to worry about: A ghost is haunting Bug's eerie old house in rural Vermont...and maybe haunting Bug in particular. As Bug begins to untangle the mystery of who this ghost is and what they're trying to say, an altogether different truth comes to light--Bug is transgender.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A gentle, glowing wonder, full of love and understanding.” New York Times Book Review
“Narrator Jax Jackson…gives a realistic representation of grief, friendship, and coming out for a middle grade audience, along with a dose of ghost story…Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“A nuanced and compelling exploration of gender, friendship, and family.” Booklist (starred review)
“A hopeful examination of grief and gender, and a good ghost story to boot.” School Library Journal (starred review)
“This coming-of-age and coming-out story takes a needed departure from other stories about transgender youth…Haunting and healing.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Combines gothic horror vibes with a slow-building trans awakening…that sets this narrative apart from similar titles.” Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)
“While gender identity remains prominent throughout, Lukoff also combines pitch-perfect adolescent angst, evolving friendships, and spooky encounters to create a welcoming story accessible to young readers of all backgrounds.” Shelf Awareness (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Kyle Lukoff

Author Bio: Kyle Lukoff

Kyle Lukoff is the author of the Stonewall Award winner When Aidan Became a Brother and A Storytelling of Ravens. While becoming a writer, he worked as a bookseller and school librarian. He lives in New York City and hopes you're having a nice day.

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Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 4.47
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English