Obie Is Man Enough by Schuyler Bailar

Obie Is Man Enough

Schuyler Bailar

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

336 pages | first published 2021


Obie knew his transition would have ripple effects. He has to leave his swim coach, his pool, and his best friends. But it’s time for Obie to find where he truly belongs.As Obie dives into a new team, though, things are strange. Obie always felt a...
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emotional 85%
hopeful 85%
challenging 57%
inspiring 57%
reflective 42%
funny 28%
informative 28%
adventurous 14%
dark 14%
lighthearted 14%
tense 14%


fast 57%
medium 42%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 71% | A mix: 28%

Strong character development?

Yes: 85% | It's complicated: 14%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 42% | It's complicated: 28% | Yes: 28%

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