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Symptoms of Being Human

Jeff Garvin

A sharply honest and moving debut perfect for fans of The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Ask the Passengers. Riley Cavanaugh is many things: Punk rock. Snarky. Rebellious. And gender fluid. Some days Riley identifies as a boy, and others as a girl. But Riley isn't exactly out yet. And between starting a new school and having a congressman father running for reelection in über-conservative Orange County, the pressure-media and otherwise-is building up in Riley's life. On the advice of a therapist, Riley starts an anonymous blog to vent those pent-up feelings and tell the truth of what it's really like to be a gender fluid teenager. But just as Riley's starting to settle in at school-even developing feelings for a mysterious outcast-the blog goes viral, and an unnamed commenter discovers Riley's real identity, threatening exposure. And Riley must make a choice: walk away from what the blog has created-a lifeline, new friends, a cause to believe in-or stand up, come out, and risk everything. From debut author Jeff Garvin comes a powerful and uplifting portrait of a modern teen struggling with high school, relationships, and what it means to be a person.

A sharply honest and moving debut perfect for fans of The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Ask the Passengers. Riley Cavanaugh is many things: Punk rock. Snarky. Rebellious. And gender fluid. Some days Riley identifies as a boy, and others as a girl. But Riley isn't exactly out yet. And between starting a new school and having a congressman father running for reelection in über-conservative Orange County, the pressure-media and otherwise-is building up in Riley's life. On the advice of a therapist, Riley starts an anonymous blog to vent those pent-up feelings and tell the truth of what it's really like to be a gender fluid teenager. But just as Riley's starting to settle in at school-even developing feelings for a mysterious outcast-the blog goes viral, and an unnamed commenter discovers Riley's real identity, threatening exposure. And Riley must make a choice: walk away from what the blog has created-a lifeline, new friends, a cause to believe in-or stand up, come out, and risk everything. From debut author Jeff Garvin comes a powerful and uplifting portrait of a modern teen struggling with high school, relationships, and what it means to be a person.
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A sharply honest and moving debut perfect for fans of The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Ask the Passengers. Riley Cavanaugh is many things: Punk rock. Snarky. Rebellious. And gender fluid. Some days Riley identifies as a boy, and others as a girl. But Riley isn't exactly out yet. And between starting a new school and having a congressman father running for reelection in über-conservative Orange County, the pressure-media and otherwise-is building up in Riley's life. On the advice of a therapist, Riley starts an anonymous blog to vent those pent-up feelings and tell the truth of what it's really like to be a gender fluid teenager. But just as Riley's starting to settle in at school-even developing feelings for a mysterious outcast-the blog goes viral, and an unnamed commenter discovers Riley's real identity, threatening exposure. And Riley must make a choice: walk away from what the blog has created-a lifeline, new friends, a cause to believe in-or stand up, come out, and risk everything. From debut author Jeff Garvin comes a powerful and uplifting portrait of a modern teen struggling with high school, relationships, and what it means to be a person.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Tom Phelan

Length:

7h 48m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:39


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:48


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

15:52


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:45


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

22:56


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:54


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

12:45


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

12:51


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

11:40


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

13:31


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:35


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:01


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

13:34


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:52


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:44


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

13:35


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

11:55


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

21:34


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

23:11


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

14:28


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:34


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

20:04


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

11:11


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

13:11


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

13:54


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:00


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

11:36


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

14:13


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:55


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

10:38


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

19:55


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

13:38


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

20:39


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

09:53


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

15:19


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

22:36


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

00:39