Debbie Harry Sings in French

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Henry Holt and Company (BYR), May 27, 2008 - Young Adult Fiction - 240 pages
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Johnny's had kind of a tough life so far, and he's always been a bit of a freak. His goth look usually includes black nail polish and a little mascara.When he discovers Debbie Harry, the lead singer of Blondie, he not only likes her music but realizes that he kind of, sort of, wants to BE her. He'd like to be cool and tough and beautiful like her. He'd like to dress like her. He's not gay, at least he doesn't think so. So what does it mean? And what should he tell his amazing new girlfriend?

This wise, hip novel introduces shades of gray into the black-and-white ideas of sexuality and gender. Anyone who has ever wished they could be a little bit tough and a little bit glamorous will recognize themselves in Johnny.


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User Review  - DrApple - LibraryThing

The story follows Johnny from the tragedy of losing his father, through drug additiction and loneliness, to a new start living with his uncle and making friends with Maria, a rebel. Johnny learns that there are those who love him, even if he does like to dress up like Debbie Harry. Read full review

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User Review  - ericajsc - LibraryThing

When I first finished this book, I wasn’t sure how I felt about it. I thought the story was interesting, and there were parts of it I thought were done well, but it felt almost too light. I’m not ... Read full review


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MEAGAN BROTHERS made a name for herself in NYC's spoken-word scene. Her chapbook, 1978, was published in 2001 by CafeMo Press, and in 2003 she was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Debbie Harry Sings in French is her first novel, and she is currently at work on the second.

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