Ziggy, Stardust & me
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New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2019].
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Book
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347 pages ; 22 cm.
Status:
Essex Young Adult Fiction
YA BRANDON
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In this tender-hearted debut, set against the tumultuous backdrop of life in 1973, when homosexuality is still considered a mental illness, two boys defy all the odds and fall in love. The year is 1973. The Watergate hearings are in full swing. The Vietnam War is still raging. And homosexuality is still officially considered a mental illness. In the midst of these trying times is sixteen-year-old Jonathan Collins, a bullied, anxious, asthmatic kid, who aside from an alcoholic father and his sympathetic neighbor and friend Starla, is completely alone. To cope, Jonathan escapes to the safe haven of his imagination, where his hero David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust and dead relatives, including his mother, guide him through the rough terrain of his life. In his alternate reality, Jonathan can be anything: a superhero, an astronaut, Ziggy Stardust, himself, or completely "normal" and not a boy who likes other boys. When he completes his treatments, he will be normal--at least he hopes. But before that can happen, Web stumbles into his life. Web is everything Jonathan wishes he could be: fearless, fearsome and, most importantly, not ashamed of being gay. Jonathan doesn't want to like brooding Web, who has secrets all his own. Jonathan wants nothing more than to be "fixed" once and for all. But he's drawn to Web anyway. Web is the first person in the real world to see Jonathan completely and think he's perfect. Web is a kind of escape Jonathan has never known. For the first time in his life, he may finally feel free enough to love and accept himself as he is. A poignant coming-of-age tale, Ziggy, Stardust and Me heralds the arrival of a stunning and important new voice in YA.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780525517641

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"Set against the tumultuous backdrop of life in 1973, when homosexuality is still considered a mental illness, two boys defy all the odds and fall in love"--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Brandon, J. (2019). Ziggy, Stardust & me. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Brandon, James. 2019. Ziggy, Stardust & Me. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Brandon, James, Ziggy, Stardust & Me. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2019.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Brandon, James. Ziggy, Stardust & Me. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2019. Print.

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