Saturday, September 27, 2014
The Boy in the Dress, by David Walliams
A surprising and unusual book for its subject and for its target audience (middle readers). The book goes a bit silly in the end with just about everyone wearing dresses and giving out fashion advice, but it's all in service to the theme that self-expression is a wonderful thing. And despite the implied subject of transgender identity, Dennis's sexuality is never really brought up (beyond the fact that he has a strong crush on Lisa). A breezy and fun read -- and probably a great way to freak out uptight parents!