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Author: Donna Gephart Narrator: Donna Gephart, Ryan Gesell Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2016 ISBN: 9780451481955
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Award-winning author Donna Gephart crafts a compelling dual narrative about two remarkable young people: Lily, a transgender girl, and Dunkin, a boy dealing with bipolar disorder. Their powerful story will shred your heart, then stitch it back together with kindness, humor, bravery, and love.

Sometimes our hearts see things our eyes can’t.

Lily Jo McGrother, born Timothy McGrother, is a girl. But being a girl is not so easy when you look like a boy. Especially when you’re in the eighth grade.

Dunkin Dorfman, birth name Norbert Dorfman, is dealing with bipolar disorder and has just moved from the New Jersey town he’s called home for the past thirteen years. This would be hard enough, but the fact that he is also hiding from a painful secret makes it even worse.

One summer morning, Lily Jo McGrother meets Dunkin Dorfman, and their lives forever change.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A thoughtfully and sensitively written work of character-driven fiction that dramatically addresses two important subjects that deserve more widespread attention.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • Though in less skillful hands this might have turned into a problem novel, it is, instead, a thoughtfully and sensitively written work of character-driven fiction that dramatically addresses two important subjects that deserve more widespread attention. Booklist starred review
  • “The conclusion is both satisfying and provocative, and the narration is excellent.”

    School Library Journal (audio review)

  • “Gephart has written a story that will speak not just to one specific community but to humanity as a whole.”


  • “With humor and great sensitivity…Gephart sympathetically contrasts the physical awkwardness, uncertainty, and longings of these two outsiders…Strong, supportive women accept these teens as they are, while their fathers struggle mightily…It’s a valuable portrait of two teenagers whose journeys are just beginning.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Gephart clearly has a lot of heart, and she tells their stories with compassion.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Narrator Michael Crouch portrays thirteen-year-old Tim…In alternating chapters, Ryan Gesell portrays Dunkin…The dual narration helps the featured characters and their relationship sound more authentic and gives dimension to secondary characters.”


  • A School Library Journal Best Book in Audio for 2016

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About the Author

Donna Gephart’s award-winning novels are packed with humor and heart. They include Death by Toilet Paper; Olivia Bean, Trivia Queen; How to Survive Middle-School; and As If Being 12-3/4 Isn’t Bad Enough, My Mother Is Running for President! Donna is a popular speaker at schools, conferences, and book festivals.

About the Narrator

Ryan Gesell is a film, television, and voice actor, as well as an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator. His film credits include Crossing Over and A Perfect Getaway, and his television appearances include The Shield, Prison Break, Seventh Heaven, Passions, Boy Meets World, and numerous others. He has also appeared in a number of commercials and public service announcements, as well as Internet shorts and webisodes.