Praise for Double Exposure

Review in Booklist, a publication of the American Library Association

Selected by Publishers Weekly among its Anti-Bullying Titles

Review in Reviewer’s Bookwatch, Midwest Book Review

Review in Children’s Bookwatch, Midwest Book Review

Reader ratings and reviews on Goodreads

Goodreads Review by Grady Harp, art and poetry reviewer for POETS and ARTISTS magazine.

Recommended by Stonewall author Ann Bausum in Wisconsin State Journal‘s book feature Just Read It

Called out as one of “a new wave of titles” that “address the topic of bullying from different angles” by Publishers Weekly in the article Beyond the ‘Problem Novel’: Anti-Bullying Books 2014

Review excerpts

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, Author of On My Honor, a 1987 Newbery Honor Book

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, Author of 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

Bridget Birdsall demonstrates a remarkable talent for original storytelling in her debut novel….

As thoughtful and thought-provoking as it is solidly entertaining from beginning to end, Double Exposure is very highly recommended for high school and community library YA contemporary fiction collections and the personal reading lists for teenage readers.

Midwest Book Review