by Mike Curato

This raw, emotionally honest graphic novel tells the story of Aiden Navarro: fourteen years old and still figuring things out.

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.

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

Age 14 to 18
Hardcover | 368 pages | Macmillan | 2020

Mike Curato is the author and illustrator of the Little Elliot series and has illustrated a number of other books for children, including Worm Loves WormFlamer is Mike’s first graphic novel.


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