Deposing Nathan

AUTHOR: Zach Smedley
PUBLISHER: Page Street Kids
DATE: 2019
PAGES: 393
AWARDS: Bisexual Book Awards for Teen/Young Adult Fiction (2019)

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Publisher’s Description

Nate never imagined that he would be attacked by his best friend, Cam.

Now, Nate is being called to deliver a sworn statement that will get Cam convicted. The problem is, the real story isn’t that easy or convenient—just like Nate and Cam’s friendship. Cam challenged Nate on every level from the day the boys met. He pushed him to break the rules, to dream, and to accept himself. But Nate—armed with a fierce moral code and conflicted by his own beliefs—started to push back. With each push, Nate and Cam moved closer to each other—but also spiraled closer to their breaking points.

Inclusion Criteria

Both main characters (Nate and Cam) are attracted to people of multiple genders, and at least one of them identifies as bisexual on-page. There is on-page discussion of bisexuality, biphobia, and bi erasure.

Notable Quotes

“I never hated myself for who I am. I never hated myself for being bi. I hated how my family made me feel about it. And then it hits me-maybe all at once, maybe a gradual build-that if you think you have to earn enough points on someone’s rubric for them to accept you, then either you’re wrong to assume they don’t love you for who you are, or they never loved you in the first place.”

Library Notes

Hardback. Purchased used by the library with founder’s funds.

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