How Beautiful the Ordinary



How Beautiful the Ordinary A Girl Thought To Be A Boy Steals Her Sister S Skirt, While A Boy Thought To Be A Girl Refuses To Wear A Cornflower Blue Dress One Boy S Love Of A Soldier Leads To The Death Of A Stranger The Present Takes A Bittersweet Journey Into The Past When A Man Revisits The Summer School Where He Had An Accidental Romance And A Forgotten Mother Writes A Poignant Letter To The Teenage Daughter She Hasn T Seen For Fourteen Years.Poised Between The Past And The Future Are The Stories Of Now In Nontraditional Narratives, Short Stories, And Brief Graphics, Tales Of Anticipation And Regret, Eagerness And Confusion Present Distinctively Modern Views Of Love, Sexuality, And Gender Identification Together, They Reflect The Vibrant Possibilities Available For Young People Learning To Love Others And Themselves In Today S Multifaceted And Quickly Changing World.

  • Hardcover
  • 368 pages
  • How Beautiful the Ordinary
  • Michael Cart
  • English
  • 24 April 2018
  • 0061154989

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10 thoughts on “How Beautiful the Ordinary

  1. says:

    Cross posted at Outlaw Reviews and at Shelf InflictedI couldn t pass up this anthology, especially after learning that Margo Lanagan is one of the contributors I was also thrilled to see other well known writers I haven t discovered yet, like Francesca Lia Block, Emma Donoghue, and Julie Anne Peters This collection of stories focuses on teen GLT experiences from a variety of perspectives These are well crafted stories, filled with conflict, growth and change Because I enjoyed the majority of Cross posted at Outlaw Reviews and at Shelf InflictedI couldn t pass up this anthology, especially aft...

  2. says:

    Anthologies are almost always a mixed bag Especially anthologies by multiple writers There s always at least a few stories that I just don t like, for whatever reason How Beautiful the Ordinary is doing good to have only two stories that didn t resonate with me.The subtitle Twelve Stories of Identity is a little cagey What does that mean, exactly Especially in a YA, where half the genre is about discovering who y...

  3. says:

    Edited review today because I re read Dear Lang by Emma Donoghue God, this story is heartbreaking It s written as a letter from a lesbian mom, the nonbiological parent, to her child, Lang, years after the child was taken away from her by her partner and the biological mother It illustrates how tenuous lgbt rights can be and shows what the loss of a child must feel like, which is a terrifying thought for any parent To lose something so precious and irreplaceable, worse even than losing a lo Edited review today because I re read Dear Lang by Emma Donoghue God, this story is heartbreaking It s written as a letter from a lesbian mom, the nonbiological parent, to her child, Lang, years after the child was taken away from her by her partner and the biological mother It illustrates how tenuous lgbt rights can be and shows what the loss of a child must feel like, which is a terrifying thought for any parent To lose something so precious and irreplaceabl...

  4. says:

    The story from which the title of this collection comes is by David Levithan It took me apart Entirely I think Levithan writes from the same place L Engle wrote from that calm and sure center where love lives, that place of hope untainted by delusion He s rapidly becoming one of my favorites I suspect this particular piece resonated so strongly with me because I can remember so clearly the time when all the beautiful boys were dying and we were powerless and afraid and fairly certain we we The story from which the title of this collection comes is by David Levithan It took me apart Entirely I think Levithan writes from the same place L Engle wrote from that calm and sure center where love lives, that place of hope untainted by delusion He s rapidly becoming one of my...

  5. says:

    Well, other than the fact that the introduction kept saying lesbian, gay, and trangender, thus excluding bi, pan, and otherwise queer identified people, and the borderline transphobia and cissexism in two of the stories, this anthology was okay It felt very GL t to me, with 6 books about gay males, 3 about lesbians, 2 about trans guys and 1 about a trans girl David Levithan s story was fairly good, and a good reminder to younger queer people about older members of the community did before t Well, other than the fact that the introduction kept saying lesbian, gay, and trangender, thus excluding bi, pan, and otherwise queer identified people, and the borderline transphobia and cissexism in two of the stories, this anthology was okay It felt very GL t to me, with 6 books about gay males, 3 about lesbians, 2 about...

  6. says:

    When I read How Beautiful The Ordinary Twelve Stories Of Identity I thought it was great I thought some of these stories werefor adult than teens like the story by David Levithan s A Word from the Nearly Distant Past, in which Levithan recounts the experiences of generations past as they dealt with being in the closet, dealing with the AIDS crisis, and exhorts the younger generation to make sure that they live for future generations, as much as for themselves This one was one of my f When I read How Beautiful The Ordinary Twelve Stories Of Identity I thought it was great I thought some of these stories werefor adult than teens like the story by David Levithan s A Word from t...

  7. says:

    I had no idea this was an LGBT book when I picked it up I was looking for a book of short stories to read for book club and the title and subtitle twelve stories of identity drew me in I think the ambiguous cover and title might make itappealing to teens who might not want it immediately visible what they are reading.The stories represented a wide variety of experiences, emotions, and styles There were one or two that just didn t click with me, but in an anthology that s...

  8. says:

    The very first story here is a punch in the gut for anyone of the LGBTQ community and it had me head over heels for this book from the start I could take or leave some of the stories but overall, this was incredible And the forward is right For a long time, teens couldn t find books about people like them I know I couldn t find YA books about bi girls while I was struggling through high school a...

  9. says:

    Read about half of these Very meh Didn t feel like finishing.

  10. says:

    Editor Michael Cart has collected twelve stories about LGBT youth identity in the form of short stories, graphic fiction, and verse, by well known young adult, and adult authors including Francesca Lia Block, Gregory Maguire, Jacqueline Woodson, Ariel Schrag, Emma Donoghue, and others There is something for everyone in this collection stories of ghosts and girls trapped in walls serving as metaphors for transgendered teens trapped in the wrong body handsome highway men and soldiers for a stab Editor Michael Cart has collected twelve stories about LGBT youth identity in the form of short stories, graphic fiction, and verse, by well known young adult, and adult authors including Francesca Lia Block, Gregory Maguire, Jacqueline Woodson, Ariel Schrag, Emma Donoghue, and others There is something for everyone in this collection stories of ghosts and girls trapped in walls serving as metaphors for transgendered teens trapped in the wrong body handsome highway men and soldiers for a stable boy to lust after stories of first love and ...

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