Debbie Harry Sings in French
I realized I didn't want to sit around in a dark room, in love with being in the dark. I wanted something good tohappen for a change. Maybe that makes me sound like a crystal-toting hipie, but so what? Drugs didn't make me happy. Drinking didn't make me happy. Dancing to Blondie, on the other hand made me feel all right.
Johnny's had kind of a tough life so far, and he's always been a bit of a freak. But when he discovers Debbie Harry, the lead singer of Blondie, he not only falls in love with her music but also realises that he kind of - wants to be her. He wants to be cool and tough and beautiful like her. he wants to dres like her. he's not gay, at least he doesn't think so. So what does it mean? And what should he tell his amazing new girlfriend?
This witty and tender novel introduces shades of gray into the black-and-white ideas of sexuality and gender. Anyone who has ever wished to be a little bit tough and a little but glamorous will recognize Johnny's struggle.