The Other Boy

The Other Boy


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A beautifully heartfelt story about one boy’s journey toward acceptance. A book that Jill Soloway, the award-winning creator of Transparent, called “a terrific read for all ages” and Ami Polonsky, author of Gracefully Grayson, called “an emotionally complex and achingly real read.”

Twelve-year-old Shane Woods is just a regular boy. He loves pitching for his baseball team, working on his graphic novel, and hanging out with his best friend, Josh. But Shane is keeping something private, something that might make a difference to his friends and teammates, even Josh. And when a classmate threatens to reveal his secret, Shane’s whole world comes crashing down. It will take a lot of courage for Shane to ignore the hate and show the world that he’s still the same boy he was before. And in the end, those who stand beside him may surprise everyone, including Shane.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062427670
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/04/2019
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 98,943
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

M. G. Hennessey loves Star Wars, the San Francisco Giants, strawberry ice cream, and dancing (not necessarily in that order). If she could choose one superpower, it would be flying. A supporter of the Transgender Law Center, Gender Spectrum, and the Human Rights Campaign, she lives in Los Angeles with her family. Visit her on the web at

Sfé R. Monster is a comic artist and illustrator who is deeply invested in the telling of transgender stories, whose own work includes the comic Eth’s Skin and the Beyond anthology. Sfé lives on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean in Nova Scotia, Canada, and enjoys conspiracy theories, eerie beasts, and folk music. Visit Sfé R. Monster at or on Twitter @sfemonster.

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The Other Boy 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jasmine_Anahi More than 1 year ago
I Love everything about this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great book with a great lesson
Storytellermary More than 1 year ago
THE OTHER BOY by M. G. Hennessey I loved it! Lessons in respect, diversity, being yourself, and standing up for each other. A good work of fiction teaches lessons without feeling like a lecture. I found an education here, in understanding and in how to help provide support in navigating the minefields of life, and “err on the side of love, understanding, and compassion.” "Don't let the haters get you down.” “People are afraid of what they don’t understand, and we’re not exactly common.” Dementors in real life: “I’d never felt this way before, like all the color had been sucked from the world.” Hope: Even though the shades are still drawn, it was like everything suddenly flooded with light. There’s an impressive bibliography, which besides providing avenues for further study, helps, as I used to tell students, add weight and credibility to the reality behind this story.