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The Resource Ziggy, Stardust and Me, James Brandon, (electronic resource)

Ziggy, Stardust and Me, James Brandon, (electronic resource)

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Ziggy, Stardust and Me
Title
Ziggy, Stardust and Me
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James Brandon
Title variation
Ziggy, Stardust and me
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eng
Summary
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
Summary
"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"--
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10804795
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Brandon, James
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • 8
  • 12
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True
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  • Romance
  • Historical Fiction
  • Young Adult Fiction
  • Young Adult Literature
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Ziggy, Stardust and Me, James Brandon, (electronic resource)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780525517658
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966051d8-afde-4a5d-8a5d-d7c782e1b59a
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  • remote
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  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
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Label
Ziggy, Stardust and Me, James Brandon, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780525517658
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
966051d8-afde-4a5d-8a5d-d7c782e1b59a
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read

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