Golden Boy: A compelling, brave novel about coming to terms with being intersex

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The truth will out in this gritty, cool and brilliantly compelling novel from one of the hippest young authors around.

Max Walker is the golden boy
He's the perfect son, the perfect friend and the perfect crush for the girls at his school
He's attractive, he's intelligent, he's athletic
He's even nice to his little brother
Max is going to pass his exams with flying colours
He's going to make his parents proud

Max Walker has a terrible secret
If his secret gets out, his perfect life will be blown apart
The consequences are unimaginable
But someone knows his secret, someone close to him
And that person must not be trusted because he could do great damage to Max
In fact he's already started

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Terrific. A poignant, brave and important book. (S J WATSON, author of Before I Go to Sleep)

A gripping read. [Tarttelin] is a natural storyteller. (Matt Haig METRO)

A warmly human coming-of-age story... [Max's] desperate search for identity is gripping, emotionally engaging, and genuinely unforgettable, as, indeed, is this accomplished first novel. (BOOKLIST (USA))

a coming-of-age story worth seeking out from a young author widely tipped for great things (DIVA)

I knew I was really into this when I missed my stop on the bus! It's about gold-star pupil, Max, and his MP dad, who have to deal with a hidden family secret surfacing. (COMPANY)

If a book with literary ambition should both inform and entertain, as well as make you see the world in a different way, if only slightly, then Tarttelin has certainly achieved that. (Peter Raynard LITRO)

An original read about a young person in an extraordinary situation... Unlike anything you will have read before... Brave, unique and utterly compelling. This is a book that will certainly make you think about life. (HEAT MAGAZINE)

Tarttelin broaches the topic of intersexuality bravely, describes the crimes committed against Max intensely, and evokes his ensuing emotions poignantly. A highly praised new author, her fresh, modern approach and contemporary writing style result in an inimitably of-the-moment novel which is beautifully matter-of-fact, eloquently meditative and fearlessly action-packed, all at once. (WE LOVE THIS BOOK)

Golden Boy is an undeniably one of the most incredible books I have ever read...Such an important novel, one I wish everyone would read, one I feel should be read in schools. It's perfect, and I am so, so glad I've had the opportunity to read it. (www.onceuponabookcase.co.uk)

An astonishingly good novel covering a rarely touched topic. (SO SO GAY)

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