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Brave Face: A Memoir

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Critically acclaimed author of We Are the Ants—described as having “hints of Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five (School Library Journal)—opens up about what led to an attempted suicide in his teens, and his path back from the experience.

“I wasn’t depressed because I was gay. I was depressed and gay.”

Shaun David Hutchinson was nineteen. Confused. Struggling to find the vocabul
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Hardcover, 368 pages
Expected publication: May 21st 2019 by Simon Pulse
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Dylan
January 25th, 2019:

Wowowowowowwowowowow is this book important.

It was pretty surreal reading so in depth about Shaun's life considering he's my favorite author of all time and I can now consider him a friend.

I always have a hard time reviewing memoirs because it's someone's life, but I will say that while it is an important read, it could also me incredibly triggering. I plan to mark in this review where the specific things are mentioned in the book, soon, but just know that this goes into gre
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Sam Miller
Jan 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So. F*cking. Good.
Elise (TheBookishActress)
this is a memoir about depression, anxiety, and being queer by one of my favorite authors! I hope you guys check it out <3
Circe
Oct 08, 2018 marked it as to-read
I wanna read this more than do my thesis.

I know it shouldn't have been easy to write this book and more because is his own memoir book, so I wanna say: Thank you so much Shaun for writing. I don't have words to describe how much you have help me with your books.
Circe
I wanna read this more than do my thesis.

I know it shouldn't have been easy to write this book and more because is his own memoir book, so I wanna say: Thank you so much Shaun for writing. I don't have words to describe how much you have help me with your books.

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ANOTHER SHAUN DAVID BOOK AND EVEN BETTER HIS OWN MEMOIR

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Caleb Roehrig
Dec 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Sabrien Abdelrahman
I needed this book yesterday. Shaun David Hutchinson is definitely one of my favorite authors and this must have been extremely difficult to write. I just. . . I'm so grateful that he's sharing his experience with us and I can't. . .
Eliza Rapsodia
Sep 20, 2018 marked it as most-anticipated  ·  review of another edition
OMGGGGGG



LO NECESITO
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LO NECESITO YA! LO NECESITO YAAA



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Benjamin
Feb 07, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
"I wasn't depressed because I was gay. I was depressed and gay."

I don't know what about you guys, but that quote gave me goosebumps.
Phil Stamper
Jan 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I want to say "full review to come" but ... I'm not sure how to put my feelings for this into words. And I'm an author.

It's so beautiful, so honest, and this book is so necessary. <3
Stephanie
Dec 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I read this book in one day and I haven't stopped crying. Everyone please please please read this book.
Parker Jensen
This book is going to be so powerful and beautiful. I cannot wait.
winn
Jan 16, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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i love shaun so much.
Emily Knosher
Jan 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I wish I could go back in time and give high school Shaun David Hutchinson a hug. I love love loved this memoir. Even while reading Shaun David Hutchinson's fiction it feels deeply personal, so the experience reading his memoir was next-level personal. His willingness to share so much about his experiences for the purpose of helping others is admirable and I'm glad for it. Also I know I'm technically not supposed to quote because it's an ARC but some are just so good so I'm gonna put them in thi ...more
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Jan 24, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Jan 14, 2019 marked it as to-read
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I love Shaun DH so much, and getting to hear him write about himself is sure to be nothing less than fantastic.
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Jael
Dec 31, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Reading the synopsis... I can already tell I absolutely wish that teenage me could have been able to read this book.
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if there is one book that needs to be read, it is this one
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Shaun is a major geek and all about nerdy shenanigans. He is the author of many queer books for young adults. Find out more information at shaundavidhutchinson.com. He currently lives in Seattle and watches way too much Doctor Who.
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