What It Feels Like for a Girl by Paris Lees

What It Feels Like for a Girl

Paris Lees

272 pages first pub 2021 (editions)

nonfiction autobiography lgbtqia+ memoir emotional medium-paced


Thirteen-year-old Byron needs to get away, and doesn't care how. Sick of being beaten up by lads for 'talkin' like a poof' after school. Sick of dad - the weightlifting, womanising Gaz - and Mam, who selfishly pissed off to Turkey like Shirley Val...

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