Kiss Number 8


Mads is pretty happy with her life. She goes to church with her family, and minor league baseball games with her dad. She goofs off with her best friend Cat, and has thus far managed to avoid getting kissed by Adam, the boy next door. It's everything she hoped high school would be… until all of a sudden, it's not.

Her dad is hiding something big―so big it could tear her family apart. And that’s just the beginning of her problems: Mads is starting to figure out that she doesn't want to kiss Adam… because the only person she wants to kiss is Cat. Kiss Number 8, a graphic novel from writer Colleen AF Venable and illustrator Ellen T. Crenshaw, is a layered, funny, sharp-edged story of teen sexuality and family secrets.--from the publisher

320 pages                        978-1596437098                  Ages 14 and up

Keywords:  graphic novel, family, father/daughter, sexuality, 14 year old, 15 year old, 16 year old, transphobia, homophobia, forced outing, homophobic bullying, family secrets, transgender, LGBTQ

Tone:  heavy, drama

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