The Handsome Girl & Her Beautiful Boy

The Handsome Girl & Her Beautiful Boy

Everyone assumes that Zee is a lesbian. Her classmates, her gym buddies, even her so-called best friend. So many people think that Zee likes girls, even Zee is starting to wonder. Could they be onto something? Everyone assumes that Art is gay. They take one look at his nice clothes and his pretty face and think: well, obviously. But there's more to Zee and Art than anyone re Everyone assumes that Zee is a lesbian. Her classmates, her gym buddies, even her so-called best friend. So many ...

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Title:The Handsome Girl & Her Beautiful Boy
Author:B.T. Gottfred
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:The Handsome Girl & Her Beautiful Boy
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:420 pages pages

The Handsome Girl & Her Beautiful Boy Reviews

  • Nikki Maurer
    May 29, 2018
    It took me over a week after finishing The Handsome Girl & Her Beautiful Boy to write this review, not because I didn?t love the book. Instead, it was because I was so immensely overwhelmed by the novel that I needed time to process my thoughts to be able to put them into words. ...
  • Sara
    Jun 18, 2018
    Another great read by Gottfred. I love the open exploration and beautiful portrayal of how we define ourselves vs. how the world wants to define us. ...
  • Carole-Ann
    Jul 02, 2018
    As you may be aware, I DON'T usually read contemporary stuff! But this one is totally out there! :) The blurb gives it all away: Zee may or may not be a lesbian; Art may or not be gay; but they become friends anyway. Their home lives are not the best; their friends are fleeting and...
  • Ifrah
    Jun 03, 2018
    Sighs, after reading The Nerdy and the Dirty I had high expectations for this book and I was really disappointed. I just didn't like Zee at all and Art was honestly too much at times. I think they work well together but they were so stuck up on labels which I know is the point of the b...
  • Ms. Nguyen
    Mar 08, 2018
    Told from the viewpoint of Zee, a "handsome girl" and Art, a "beautiful boy," Gottfred takes the reader on an interesting journey, as the two high schoolers attempt to figure out their sexualities amidst a backdrop of disappearing and dying parents. Sounds bleak, right? Actually, ...
  • Adna
    May 13, 2018
    The only way I think I can describe this book is a train wreck. I think the only part I liked about it was the unique sexualities and fluidity shown. That part was awesome ? just not the characters? personalities. Also, I just want to read ONE book where there is a Muslim character...
  • Vivian
    Nov 13, 2017
    Once again Mr. Gottfred has knocked it out of the park. A sweet story about two teens who are not what they appear. It breaks down walls within the LGTBQ+ community and puts a new spin on a simple love story. Zee and Art are such strong characters within their own right. They carry the...
  • Lauren
    May 04, 2018
    Like L. Philip?s PERFECT TEN, this novel won?t be for everyone. Both Zee and Art are extremely quirky, honest, weird characters (thus their appeal) and the author introduces and explores them in a very philosophical, well developed manner. Above all, this book is about the vary...
  • B.T. Gottfred
    Mar 15, 2018
    Publishers Weekly Starred Review: "All their classmates think that Zee is a lesbian and Art is gay. However, Zee likes boys, and Art likes girls (at least, they are pretty sure). Soon after meeting, they fall for each other. In his third novel, Gottfred (Forever for a Year) creates ...
  • Beth Bryden-miller
    May 01, 2018
    Eh. I read these books in an opposite order of chronology. Here I understand first love and being in high school but apparently being a old married woman, I can no longer relate to the constant, and I mean constant, obsession with sex and masturbation. The characters do not develop pas...
  • Joshua Gabriel (조수아)
    Apr 07, 2018
    My written interview with the author can be found here. A man who reads effeminate may well be consistently heterosexual, and another one might be gay. We can't read sexuality off of gender. ?Judith Butler Have you ever been subjected to gender stereotypes? That's probably a rh...
  • Mel
    Jun 08, 2018
    This is a very interesting novel to read. If someone decides to pick it up, understand that the way this is written, it's almost as if you're reading the author's mind as they are writing this. It's a wonderful book, and I recommend it highly. ...
  • Eri
    Feb 07, 2018
    4.5 out of 5 stars i just loved this book. Full review can be found on my blog: https://erisbookwonderland.wordpress.... ...
  • Diana Laura (The Bookish Sisters)
    May 11, 2018
    ?FULL BLOG POST HERE? 4.5 / 5 stars I love this book and its characters so much, I don?t know what to do with myself now that I finished reading it. My brain and heart are still living inside this book and I honestly thing a little piece of me will stay inside of it until the...
  • Alinne
    Jun 21, 2018
    I won this book on Goodreads in exchange for a fair review. First let me say that I was super excited by the premise of this book when I first heard about it about a year ago. The story is told from two perspectives: 1. We have Zee, a "tomboy" who has short hair, likes sports and wo...
  • Rachael
    Feb 01, 2018
    nope. nope nope nope nope nope. I was too embarrassed to add this to my currently reading, but I binge-read it in two days and I'm so done with everything lmao. I don't even know how to rate this. just a short preview of all the things I'm going to acknowledge in my rant review: -...
  • Avery (Book Deviant)
    Dec 18, 2017
    See more of my reviews on my blog the Book Deviant. My review for this book ended up being 2k+ words long. I don't want to post the whole thing here, so the beginning is just below. When the full review is posted on my blog, I will update this review with a link. Until then, offici...
  • Susie
    Jun 12, 2018
    wow okay i kinda needed this book lol thanks ...
  • Beccanox
    Feb 26, 2018
    Here's what happens every time I get a B.T. Gottfred book from NetGalley: It starts out with a great hook, I get mildly conflicted, but I'm already in love so I stay awake for half the night and read the thing in two sittings. Then I finish and the conflicted feeling returns and ev...
  • Rebeca
    May 12, 2018
    (First of all, thank you to B.T. Gottfred and Henry Holt and Company, an imprint of Macmillan Children's Publishing Group for sending me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review!) I gave this book a rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. * Trigger warning for some slightly gra...
  • Amanda
    Apr 03, 2018
    There are a lot of stories in the YA LGBTQ+ genre. Almost all of them feature characters that have queer identities that fall clearly under some category in the LGBTQ+ spectrum. The Handsome Girl and Her Beautiful Boy is for all the kids who don?t fit in any category. This is about t...
  • Tara
    Jul 10, 2018
    First of all, this book (beneath the jacket) is the most beautiful color blue I've ever seen in my life. I'm so tempted to paint my walls to match it, you have no idea. Second of all, this is a really hard review to write? Because even though I stayed up until 5am finishing it (read...
  • Katie Millington (Gordon)
    May 09, 2018
    My Thoughts: OK, I devoured this book in one sitting. It is told in rotating chapters of Zee and Art's perspective, which I found to be fun, it also made some of the "chapters" one sentence to a couple pages. This worked for the story though, since it let you get a understanding of ...
  • Teresa
    Dec 04, 2017
    This book...I don't even know where to start?! Zee is in love with her best friend, but everyone is convinced that Zee is a lesbian. Her mother is dying, her father is absent and Zee is struggling about whether to tell her best friend, Cam, that she loves him. Art is gay...isn't he...
  • Teenreadsdotcom
    Jul 06, 2018
    Teenagers are often expected to have a good idea of who they are, who they love, how they love, what they want and how to accomplish it. What a ridiculous expectation! Sure, some might have all of that figured out, but for the most part, these times in our lives are times of growth and...
  • Sylvie
    Jun 10, 2018
    The Handsome Girl & Her Beautiful Girl by B.T. Gottfred 3.35/5 Stars! This whole review contains spoilers. This book is definitely not you typical YA contemporary book, it deals with heavy issues: death, health issues, sexuality, putting labels on people and it?s kind o...
  • Alice Cai
    May 25, 2018
    3.25* This story is weird. Really weird. I kind of liked it, but I'm also weirded out. I do not recommend this to those people who complain about contemporaries not being realistic enough. The dialogue and internal monologue is pretty unrealistic. Overall the story is written in a ...
  • JaqyLantern
    Jun 04, 2018
    I go back and forth about how much I like this book. I like Art being so strange and dramatic, but other times I felt he was too much and too pushy with his affection. Almost uncomfortably so. I greatly enjoy the exploration of gender and sexuality. There were a few things in the book ...
  • Kirsten
    Jun 24, 2018
    There was one thing that aggravated me to no end while reading this book. That was the almost complete and utter lack of acknowledgement that bisexuality was a thing that existed. (WARNING: minor spoilers) Aside from just the obvious issues with that, it also didn't make sense wi...
  • Coty
    May 14, 2018
    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It challenges the ideas of labels and is a fresh reminder that not everyone likes to be labeled. ...