SO As you know I loved George by Alex Gino so when I heard about this companion book I was SO HYPED.
Rick’s never questioned much. He’s gone along with his best friend Jeff even when Jeff’s acted like a bully and a jerk. He’s let his father joke with him about which hot girls he might want to date even though that kind of talk always makes him uncomfortable. And he hasn’t given his own identity much thought, because everyone else around him seemed to have figured it out.Rick Synopsis
But now Rick’s gotten to middle school, and new doors are opening. One of them leads to the school’s Rainbow Spectrum club, where kids of many genders and identities congregate, including Melissa, the girl who sits in front of Rick in class and seems to have her life together. Rick wants his own life to be that … understood. Even if it means breaking some old friendships and making some new ones.
As they did in their groundbreaking novel George, in Rick, award-winning author Alex Gino explores what it means to search for your own place in the world … and all the steps you and the people around you need to take in order to get where you need to be.
We see a bit of Rick in the first book and know they used to be friends with Melissa. There are a few moments when it seems like he misses that friendship, so I’m excited to see what happens in this next book.
Rick by Alex Gino is out 21st April 2020 by Scholastic Books. You can purchase your own copy at Booktopia, or wherever you like to purchase books.
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