The Handsome Girl & Her Beautiful Boy

The Handsome Girl & Her Beautiful Boy

Everyone assumes that Zee is a lesbian. Her classmates, her gym buddies, even her so-called best friend. So many people think that Zee likes girls, even Zee is starting to wonder. Could they be onto something?

Everyone assumes that Art is gay. They take one look at his nice clothes and his pretty face and think: well, obviously.

But there's more to Zee and Art than anyone realizes. When Art first meets Zee, he knows he's found someone special--someone magical. Zee may not be able to see that magic in herself, but Art is bound and determined to show it to her.

What develops is a powerful connection between two people who are beautiful in all the ways they've been told are strange. As they explore their own complexities in gender, sexuality, and identity, they fall for the complexities they find in each other. With his trademark frankness, B.T. Gottfred delves inside both characters' heads in this story about love and living authentically.

Title:The Handsome Girl & Her Beautiful Boy
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781627798525
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About B.T. Gottfred

B. T. Gottfred is an author, playwright, and—ooh, look there, behind you . . . no, you're right, never mind—director.


    The Handsome Girl & Her Beautiful Boy Reviews

  • Alice Cai

    3.5*This story is weird. Really weird. I kind of liked it, but I'm also weirded out. I do not recommend this to those people who complain about contemporaries not being realistic enough.The dialogue a...

  • Joshua Gabriel (???)

    My written interview with the author can be found here.A man who reads effeminate may well be consistently heterosexual, and another one might be gay. We can't read sexuality off of gender. —Judith ...

  • Avery (Book Deviant)

    i have two things to say;1) i'm disappointed2) i'm insulted on multiple points, mainly:- being a teen- being queer- being enby- being mentally illfull review to come. eventually....

  • Rachael

    nope. nope nope nope nope nope. I was too embarrassed to add this to my currently reading, but I binge-read it in two days and I'm so done with everything lmao. I don't even know how to rate this.just...

  • Sylvie

    The Handsome Girl & Her Beautiful Girlby B.T. Gottfred3.35/5 Stars!This whole review contains spoilers.This book is definitely not you typical YA contemporary book, it deals with heavy issues: death, ...

  • Amanda

    There are a lot of stories in the YA LGBTQ+ genre. Almost all of them feature characters that have queer identities that fall clearly under some category in the LGBTQ+ spectrum. The Handsome Girl and ...

  • Teresa

    This book...I don't even know where to start?! Zee is in love with her best friend, but everyone is convinced that Zee is a lesbian. Her mother is dying, her father is absent and Zee is struggling abo...

  • Beccanox

    Here's what happens every time I get a B.T. Gottfred book from NetGalley: It starts out with a great hook, I get mildly conflicted, but I'm already in love so I stay awake for half the night and read ...

  • Lauren

    Like L. Philip’s PERFECT TEN, this novel won’t be for everyone. Both Zee and Art are extremely quirky, honest, weird characters (thus their appeal) and the author introduces and explores them in a...

  • B.T. Gottfred

    Publishers Weekly Starred Review:"All their classmates think that Zee is a lesbian and Art is gay. However, Zee likes boys, and Art likes girls (at least, they are pretty sure). Soon after meeting, th...