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

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)

    So there’s this quote from a lesbian lead in this book that just fucking haunts me, in which she implies that lesbians often think of men while having sex. ‘Okay, here I go.’ Iris takes a deep ...

  • Rachael

    FULL OWNVOICES REVIEW + COMPREHENSIVE RECEIPTS NOW POSTEDTW: homophobia, transphobia, lesbophobia, islamophobia. “I wish I was gay because no gay person would ever be expected to be good at [working...

  • Alice Cai

    3.25*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 ...

  • Avery (Book Deviant)

    See more of my reviews on my blog the Book Deviant.My review for this book ended up being 2k+ words long. I don't want to post the whole thing here, so the beginning is just below. When the full revi...

  • 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 ...

  • destiny ? howling libraries

    Just look at this and this....

  • 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 ...

  • Tara

    First of all, this book (beneath the jacket) is the most beautiful color blue I've ever seen in my life. I'm so tempted to paint my walls to match it, you have no idea.Second of all, this is a really ...

  • Kirsten

    There was one thing that aggravated me to no end while reading this book. That was the almost complete and utter lack of acknowledgement that bisexuality was a thing that existed. (WARNING: minor sp...