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

  • 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. ...
  • Mary
    Jul 31, 2018
    What to say about this book that isn't spoilery? I have no clue! I just know that I really loved that this book tackled stereotypes, love, attraction, families, gender roles and sexuality - and Art. Art was really magical. (view spoiler)[Is it wrong that I love Zee AND Jayden for Art? ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • Errin
    Aug 19, 2018
    "I?m sure everyone at school thinks she?s boring or ugly or a lesbian, but she transcends beauty? She?s androgynous but not in an unsexy way" DNF. ...
  • 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.... ...
  • destiny ♎ [howling libraries]
    Jul 11, 2018
    Just look at this and this. ...
  • 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...
  • Krystal
    Sep 04, 2018
    I'm so grateful for Goodreads reviews because the blurb makes this sound like an out-of-the-box, quirky kinda story that would be cute and sweet and I may have been compelled to read it. Then you'd have a rant on your hands. Thank you again to the friends who read and reviewed this ...
  • Aliaa
    Aug 16, 2018
    Three and a half stars. ...
  • Rachael
    Feb 01, 2018
    FULL OWNVOICES REVIEW + COMPREHENSIVE RECEIPTS NOW POSTED TW: homophobia, transphobia, lesbophobia, islamophobia. ?I wish I was gay because no gay person would ever be expected to be good at [working out]. Except Bryan. He?s not really gay. Of course he is, but he?s more B...
  • 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...
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Jul 11, 2018
    So there?s this quote from a lesbian lead in this book that just fucking haunts me, in which she implies that lesbians often think of men while having sex. ?Okay, here I go.? Iris takes a deep breath, ?When Stacy and I. . . when she would be, doing . . . down there . . .? ...
  • 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 ...
  • I.
    Jul 11, 2018
    Not perfect, but very sweet and romantic. A different kind of love story, and one that could open up the heads and hearts of a lot of people. Full Review Here: https://bookpeopleteens.wordpress.com... ...
  • 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...
  • Clemlucian (🏳️‍🌈the brooding reader)
    Jul 18, 2018
    Rating: 3.5 stars The first half of this books is fantastic and it lead me to believe that this was going to be one of my favorite of the year. I loved that the two MC defy gender roles and their dynamic as a couple was really interesting. The writing style is different and re...