In the Role of Brie Hutchens...
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- Paperback (BC)
- 01 May 2021
- 272 pages - 211 x 140 x 17mm
Introducing Brie Hutchens: soap opera super fan, aspiring actor, and so-so student at her small Catholic school. Brie has big plans for eighth grade. She’s going to be the star of the school play and convince her parents to let her go to the performing arts high school. But when Brie’s mum walks in on her accidentally looking at some possibly inappropriate photos of her favourite actress, Brie panics and blurts out that she’s been chosen to crown the Mary statue during her school’s May Crowning ceremony. Brie’s mum is distracted with pride - but Brie’s in big trouble: she has not been chosen. No one has, yet. Worse, Brie has almost no chance to get the job, which always goes to a top student. Desperate to make her lie become truth, Brie turns to Kennedy, the girl everyone expects to crown Mary. But sometimes just looking at Kennedy gives Brie butterflies. Juggling her confusing feelings with the rapidly approaching May Crowning, not to mention her hilarious non-star turn in the school play, Brie navigates truth and lies, expectations and identity, and how to - finally - make her mother really see her as she is.
In the Role of Brie Hutchens 9781616209070 (HB), Hurricane Season 9781616209063 (HB) and 9781643750323 (PB)
When strong-willed, theatrical eighth grader Brie Hutchens tells a lie because she isn’t quite ready to come out to her mother, she must navigate the consequences in her relationships with her family, friends, and faith in this own-voices LGBTQ novel from the acclaimed author of Hurricane Season.