Girls Like Me

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Nina Packebush

“It’s not just that I 'couldn’t put it down' and that I felt I was physically there with Banjo and her friends every minute of their journey through adolescence, their search for their identity and their increasing awareness of themselves and the world, but also that this story is “singing my song” of girls like us who have or will traverse a similar journey and who desperately need this book. Stunningly important.” — Katherine Arnoldi, author, The Amazing True Story of a Teenage Single Mom and All Things Are Labor  

“Nina Packebush is the real deal. Like an alchemist, she uses stark and poetic prose to transmute grief and hard luck into pure golden magic. Honest, lyrical, and as in love with the ugly as the beautiful, Packebush’s hotly-anticipated debut novel is sure to become an instant classic.” — Ariel Gore, author of eight books including Breeder and The End of Eve, and publisher of Hip Mama Magazine

Sixteen-year-old queer-identified Banjo Logan wakes up groggy in a juvenile mental ward. She soon realizes that the clueless therapist and shiny psychiatrist can’t help her come to terms with her genderqueer boy/girlfriend’s suicide, the fetus that’s growing inside her, or answers the question of why she cuts.

She’s befriended by two fellow patients—a strange and slightly manic queer Ethiopian girl and a shy, gay boy disowned by his born-again Christian parents. Girls Like Me is a powerful coming of age story of a pregnant gay teenager who realizes that friends may make the best medicine.

This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 17 October, 2017.

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