Author(s): Alyssa Brugman
Alex wants change. Massive change. More radical than you could imagine. Her mother is not happy, in fact she's imploding. Her dad walked out. Alex has turned vegetarian, ditched one school, enrolled in another, thrown out her clothes. And created a new identity. An identity that changes her world. And Alex - the other Alex - has a lot to say about it. Alyssa Brugman's new novel is a confronting and heartfelt story of adolescent experience - of questioning identity, discovering sexuality, navigating friendships and finding a place to belong. Alex is a strong, vulnerable, confident, shy and determined character, one you will never forget.
* Review coverage in newspapers such as the Sydney Morning Herald, Herald Sun, Courier Mail, Sunday Star Times and Adelaide Advertiser * Profiles in magazines such as Reading Time, Viewpoint and Magpies * Reviews assured in YA publications such as Viewpoint, Junior Bookseller & Publisher and Girlfriend * Online interviews and reviews on popular YA blogs such as Hey!Teenager of the Year, Alpha Reader and My Girl Friday * Author to attend a major Australian writers' festivals in 2013 * Early reading copies available to the trade * Advertisements in YA/education publications such as Reading Time and Magpies * Promotions, including competitions, at education conferences like AATE and VATE * Advertising on YA blogs and review sites * Banner advertising on bookseller websites * Advertisements in bookseller newsletters and catalogues * Feature title in Text newsletters and website * Teaching Notes available for download at textpublishing.com.au/resources
Winner of Western Australian Premier's Book Awards: Young Adult Fiction 2014. Shortlisted for Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature: National Children's Literature Award 2014.
'A compassionate and moving account of a teenager's struggle with identity.' -- Jane McCredie, author of Making Girls and Boys 'Brugman's beautiful writing offers a startlingly accurate portrayal of teenage life and is a remarkable exploration of gender and sexuality. In typical Brugman, Alex as Well tackles its subject matter with fearless honest as well as with strong insight and a delightful sense of humour...Readers of authors such as John Green will devour this novel.' 4 stars Junior Bookseller & Publisher
Alyssa Brugman was born in Rathmines in New South Wales in 1974. She has written several books for young adults including Finding Grace, which was shortlisted for the Printz Award, and Walking Naked, which was a CBCA honour book. She lives in the Hunter Valley with her partner and their children.