Book Reviews

Double Exposure is an important story, poignant and compelling. And it’s a great basketball story as well, rising out of a deep knowledge of the sport. Bridget Birdsall is a writer to watch!”

MARION DANE BAUER, NEWBERRY HONOR-WINNING AUTHOR OF ON MY HONOR

“Told in clear, straightforward prose, this riveting story of Alyx, and the gauntlet she has to run in order to discover who she truly is, shines a brilliant light on the truth that we are all queer in some way. All of us. In Double Exposure, Bridget Birdsall has given us a story that is courageous, intense and full of heart. It’s a score from the outside, and everyone who reads it wins!”

KATHI APPELT, THE UNDERNEATH, KEEPER AND THE TRUE BLUE SCOUTS OF SUGARMAN SWAMP

“This powerful coming-of-age story is refreshingly unique in its portrayal of what it means to be different. With both realism and sensitivity, Bridget Birdsall depicts the tremendous courage required for Alyx to be true to herself. Double Exposure is a triumphant novel about friendship and self-acceptance.”

YVONNE VANTRESCA, AUTHOR OF PANDEMIC

Double Exposure gives the reader double what most novels do, portraying characters that are both bold and tender, raising questions that make you both think and feel deeply, and transporting you into a story that both entertains and inspires. Double thumbs-up from me!”

ALEX SANCHEZ, AUTHOR OF RAINBOW BOYS AND BOYFRIENDS WITH GIRLFRIENDS

Double Exposure is an important book, the kind that just might save a teen’s life. Alyx captured my heart on page one, and never let it go. All Alyx wants is to be herself. Which is what any teen wants. And all teens deserve. Bridget Birdsall has done a wonderful job of capturing a teen’s longing, anguish, courage and determination. Read this book. It will break your heart – and heal it.”

LESLEA NEWMAN, AUTHOR OF OCTOBER MOURNING: A SONG FOR MATTHEW SHEPARD

“Birdsall doesn’t shy away from the complexity of Alyx’s condition . . . creating an unconventional character with whom teens can relate to and root for.” BOOKLIST

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