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

Synopsis

'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
stormhorse
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
Ruby2zero
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
MusicalSarah
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
Karina
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
Bookread2day
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