Grrrls on the Side

by Carrie Pack

Grrrls on the Side - Carrie Pack
Editions:Paperback: $ 15.99 USD
ISBN: 978-1-945053-21-4
Size: 5.25 x 8.00 in
Pages: 250
ePub: $ 6.99 USD
ISBN: 978-1-945053-21-4

A Foreword INDIES Book of the Year winner for Young Adult fiction and a Bisexual Book Awards Finalist for Teen/Young Adult Fiction.

The year is 1994 and alternative is in. But not for alternative girl Tabitha Denton; she hates her life. She is uninterested in boys, lonely, and sidelined by former friends at her suburban high school. When she picks up a zine at a punk concert, she finds an escape—an advertisement for a Riot Grrrl meet-up.

At the meeting, Tabitha finds girls who are more like her and a place to belong. But just as Tabitha is settling in with her new friends and beginning to think she understands herself, eighteen-year-old Jackie Hardwick walks into a meeting and changes her world forever. The out-and-proud Jackie is unlike anyone Tabitha has ever known. As her feelings for Jackie grow, Tabitha begins to learn more about herself and the racial injustices of the punk scene, but to be with Jackie, she must also come to grips with her own privilege and stand up for what’s right.

Reviews:on Kirkus Reviews:

Like the riot-grrrl movement itself, unsubtle but full of heart.

Jenni Frencham, Columbus Public Library, WI on School Library Journal wrote:

...the universal themes of finding one's voice and community will resonate with all readers.

About the Author

Carrie Pack is an award-winning author with books in multiple genres, including Designs on You (2014), In the Present Tense (2016 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Bronze Award for Science Fiction), Grrrls on the Side (2017 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Bronze Award for Young Adult Fiction) and Past Imperfect (2018). Her novels focus on characters finding themselves in their own time—something she experienced for herself when she came out as bisexual. She’s passionate about science fiction, feminism, and red lipstick. Carrie lives in Florida, or as she likes to call it, “America’s Wang.”

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