Obie Is Man Enough by Schuyler Bailar

Obie Is Man Enough

Schuyler Bailar

fiction lgbtqia+ middle grade sports challenging emotional reflective medium-paced

352 pages | first published 2021


A coming-of-age story about transgender tween Obie, who didn’t think being himself would cause such a splash. For fans of Alex Gino’s George and Lisa Bunker’s Felix Yz. Obie knew his transition would have ripple effects. He has to leave his swi...
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emotional 90%
hopeful 81%
inspiring 72%
challenging 36%
reflective 36%
funny 27%
informative 18%
tense 18%
adventurous 9%
dark 9%
lighthearted 9%


medium 63%
fast 36%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 72% | A mix: 27%

Strong character development?

Yes: 81% | It's complicated: 18%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 45% | Yes: 36% | It's complicated: 18%

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