Golden Boy

Golden Boy

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 30/01/2014
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Golden Boy
Emotionally charged & incredibly thought provoking
Golden Boy is, in every sense, a breath-taking book. Abigail Tarttelin’s mature and stunning storytelling is heart-rending and brilliant, and left me still... READ MORE
Isabel at Islington
Golden Boy
Could not put it down!!
I absolutely loved this book! A brutally honest (and graphic) novel that touches on such a difficult and taboo subject, and somehow manages to keep the rea... READ MORE
Bee at Cardiff
Golden Boy
Loved it
Quite simply I loved this book! I couldn't put it down. Whilst at times uncomfortable, this book will really touch your heart and stay with you long after ... READ MORE
Emma Smith at Bedford


'A gripping read. [Tarttelin] is a natural storyteller.' - Matt Haig, Metro

Max Walker: blue-eyed boy or girl next door?

To the outside world, Max Walker is a golden boy: a loving son and brother, the perfect student, captain of the football team and every girl's dream boyfriend.

But Max was born intersex - neither fully boy nor fully girl. Now something terrible has happened to him, the consequences of which have left him questioning his true identity.

Can the people around him - his girlfriend, his classmates, his ambitious parents - accept him for who he is? Or will Max's secret life tear his world apart?

  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • ISBN: 9781780224596
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Weight: 305g
  • Dimensions: 129 x 197 x 27 mm

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Golden Boy
not usually my sort of book BUT....
this is not the sort of book i generally like to read, as i enjoy reading fantasy books, but was asked to review this & i've got to say that i'm glad i did... READ MORE
Golden Boy
Thought-provoking and profound piece of writing
Golden Boy first caught my eye because it touches upon a subject matter I had personally not come across in fiction novels yet. Max is intersex and while i... READ MORE
Page to Stage Reviews (Zarina)
Golden Boy
Could not put it down!
I raced through this book. The characters are sweet, lovable (gorgeous) and going through really tough times! I really liked the way it discussed gender an... READ MORE
Golden Boy
Read it all in one, keeps you with the story!
I thought this book was extremely well written. The author has managed to tackle a very difficult issue with conviction. Having read a wide range of interv... READ MORE
Golden Boy
Didn't sleep till I'd finished it!
This book was such an exciting read. It was a really interesting story plot that was handled brilliantly. It was thought provoking, a thrilling page turner... READ MORE
Golden Boy
hooked from page one
I do not want to give to much away about Golden Boy which is going to be published 30th January 2014. The story is about Max Walker who is a loving son and... READ MORE
Golden Boy
One of My Favourite Books
I read this book after I finished my second year at uni and wanted a recreational read after the stressful year. That's when I found this little gem. It pe... READ MORE
Marcy at Cardiff