Too Bright to See

Too Bright to See

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A haunting ghost story about navigating grief, growing up, and growing into a new gender identity

A gentle, glowing wonder, full of love and understanding. -The New York Times Book Review

It's the summer before middle school and eleven-year-old Bug's best friend Moira has decided the two of them need to use the next few months to prepare. For Moira, this means figuring out the right clothes to wear, learning how to put on makeup, and deciding which boys are cuter in their yearbook photos than in real life. But none of this is all that appealing to Bug, who doesn't particularly want to spend more time trying to understand how to be a girl. Besides, there's something more important to worry about: A ghost is haunting Bug's eerie old house in rural Vermont...and maybe haunting Bug in particular. As Bug begins to untangle the mystery of who this ghost is and what they're trying to say, an altogether different truth comes to light--Bug is transgender.

Author: Kyle Lukoff
Publisher: Dial Books
Published: 04/20/2021
Pages: 192
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.65lbs
Size: 8.40h x 5.50w x 1.00d
ISBN: 9780593111154
Age Range: 10-UP

Review Citation(s):
Horn Book Magazine 03/01/2021 pg. 96
Kirkus Reviews 03/01/2021
Publishers Weekly 03/08/2021
School Library Journal 04/01/2021 pg. 122
Booklist 04/01/2021 pg. 65
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 05/01/2021 - Book Of Special Distinction
Shelf Awareness 05/07/2021

About the Author
Kyle Lukoff is the author of the Stonewall Award winner When Aidan Became a Brother and A Storytelling of Ravens. While becoming a writer, he worked as a bookseller and school librarian. He lives in New York City, and hopes you're having a nice day.