Raincoast Books

What Will You Read Next?

Flamer

9781250756145

Henry Holt and Co.
Available: 09/01/20
6.18 x 8.54 · 368 pages
Ages 14-18 years
9781250756145
CDN $24.50 · pb

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Mike Curato

illustrated by Mike Curato

Award-winning author and artist Mike Curato draws on his own experiences in Flamer, his debut graphic novel, telling a difficult story with humor, compassion, and love.

This book will save lives." - Jarrett J. Krosoczka, author of National Book Award Finalist Hey, Kiddo

I know I'm not gay. Gay boys like other boys. I hate boys. They're mean, and scary, and they're always destroying something or saying something dumb or both.

I hate that word. Gay. It makes me feel . . . unsafe.

It's the summer between middle school and high school, and Aiden Navarro is away at camp. Everyone's going through changes - but for Aiden, the stakes feel higher. As he navigates friendships, deals with bullies, and spends time with Elias (a boy he can't stop thinking about), he finds himself on a path of self-discovery and acceptance.

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Mike Curato is the award-winning author and illustrator of the Little Elliot series and the graphic novel Flamer, and has illustrated a number of other books for children, including What If. . . (by Samantha Berger), Worm Loves Worm, and All the Way to Havana . Mike Curato is the award-winning author and illustrator of the Little Elliot series and the graphic novel Flamer, and has illustrated a number of other books for children, including What If. . . (by Samantha Berger), Worm Loves Worm, and All the Way to Havana .