The Bend Trilogy

Author: b.t. gottfred
Publisher:
 Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication Date: May 8, 2018
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, LGBTQ
Pages: 432
ISBN-13: 978-1627798525
Format: Hardcover

The Handsome Girl & Her Beautiful Boy

Everyone assumes that Zee is a lesbian. Her classmates, her gym buddies, even her so-called best friend. So many people think that Zee likes girls, even Zee is starting to wonder. Could they be onto something?

Everyone assumes that Art is gay. They take one look at his nice clothes and his pretty face and think: well, obviously.

But there’s more to Zee and Art than anyone realizes. When Art first meets Zee, he knows he’s found someone special–someone magical. Zee may not be able to see that magic in herself, but Art is bound and determined to show it to her.

What develops is a powerful connection between two people who are beautiful in all the ways they’ve been told are strange. As they explore their own complexities in gender, sexuality, and identity, they fall for the complexities they find in each other. With his trademark frankness, b.t. gottfred delves inside both characters’ heads in this story about love and living authentically.

Author: b.t. gottfred
Publisher:
 Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication Date: November 15, 2016
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance

The Nerdy & The Dirty

His classmates may consider him a nerd, but Benedict Pendleton knows he’s destined for great things. All he has to do is find a worthy girlfriend, and his social station will be secured. Sure, Benedict is different–but that’s what he likes about himself.

Pen Lupo is sick and tired of hiding who she is. On the outside, Pen is popular, quiet, and deferential to her boyfriend. On the inside, however, Pen is honest, opinionated–and not quite sure that she’s like other girls. Do they have urges like she does?

When fate intervenes, both Pen and Benedict end up at the same vacation resort for winter break. Despite their differences, the two are drawn together. But is there such a thing as happily ever after for a nympho and a nerd?

Author: b.t. gottfred
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication Date: July 7, 2015
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Forever for a Year

Everyone assumes that Zee is a lesbian. Her classmates, her gym buddies, even her so-called best friend. So many people think that Zee likes girls, even Zee is starting to wonder. Could they be onto something?

Everyone assumes that Art is gay. They take one look at his nice clothes and his pretty face and think: well, obviously.

But there’s more to Zee and Art than anyone realizes. When Art first meets Zee, he knows he’s found someone special–someone magical. Zee may not be able to see that magic in herself, but Art is bound and determined to show it to her.

What develops is a powerful connection between two people who are beautiful in all the ways they’ve been told are strange. As they explore their own complexities in gender, sexuality, and identity, they fall for the complexities they find in each other. With his trademark frankness, b.t. gottfred delves inside both characters’ heads in this story about love and living authentically.

Praise for my Books

In this big-hearted novel, Gottfred explores the fluidity of gender and sexuality . . . and the many nuances of attraction.

“THE HANDSOME GIRL & HER BEAUTIFUL BOY”

Publishers Weekly, starred review

A truly beautiful story about passionately falling in love with another and learning to love and share your true self.

THE NERDY AND THE DIRTY

Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Like Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor and Park, this work is a tale of first love from the protagonists’ alternating points of view….A swoon-inducing and heartbreaking novel for most YA collections.

“FOREVER FOR A YEAR”

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