XL by Scott Brown
Publisher Information: New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf Publishing, 2019
Summary: Will Daughtry is a late bloomer -- at least, that's what everyone tells him. On his sixteenth birthday, Will is just shy of five feet, and he is bitterly resigned to be tiny forever. His only comforts are his best friend and stepbrother, Drew (6'3"), and their pal Monica (5'10"), the girl Will's been quietly pinning for since sixth grade. Everyone else literally overlooks him. But with them, he feels whole. That is, until things take an unexpected turn, and he realizes he's really and truly on his own.
That's when he starts to grow. And grow fast. Astonishingly fast. For the first time, Will's happy with his stature, and the world's at his feet (for a change). People see him differently; more important, he sees himself differently. But the highest heights come with some low, low lows, and his most precious relationships suffer excruciating growing pains. Will has to figure out what to do with imself -- and all of his new "himself" he never expected to have.
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Links of Interest:
About the author: HERE
Author interview: HERE
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