Changers Book Two: Oryon
by T Cooper and Allison Glock-Cooper
Publication Date: Apr 07, 2015
List Price: $11.95
Format: Paperback, 288 pages
Target Age Group: Young Adult
Imprint: Black Sheep
Publisher: Akashic Books
Parent Company: Akashic Books
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"This is an excellent sequel….This installment raises the stakes, making the story not just about physical and emotional transformation, but about survival."
—School Library Journal
"Oryon’s humor and insight will keep readers turning pages."
"This series is addicting…as soon as I started reading I was immersed into the book, unable to put it down….The series is just getting better and better."
—I’d So Rather Be Reading
"I really enjoy these books….If you are looking for books—these are great."
Praise for Changers Book One: Drew:
"This is more than just a ’message’ book about how we all need to be more understanding of each other. The imaginative premise is wrapped around a moving story about gender, identity, friendship, bravery, rebellion vs. conformity, and thinking outside the box."
—School Library Journal
"Changers should appeal to a broad demographic. Teenagers, after all, are the world’s leading experts on trying on, and then promptly discarding, new identities."
—New York Times
"A thought-provoking exploration of identity, gender, and sexuality…an excellent read for any teens questioning their sense of self or gender."
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Part of Akashic’s Black Sheep YA imprint.
Changers Book Two: Oryon in the four-part Changers Series for young adults finds our hero Ethan/Drew on the eve of her second metamorphosis—into Oryon, a skinny African American skater boy with more swagger than he knows what to do with. Enter a mess of trouble from the Changers Council, the closed-minded Abiders, the Radical Changers (RaChas), and his best friend Audrey—at least she was his best friend when Oryon was Drew—and now, it’s complicated.
But that’s life (and life, and life, and life) for Changers, an ancient race of humans who must live out each year of high school as a completely different person. Before next summer, Oryon will learn what it means to be truly loved, scared spitless, and at the center of a burgeoning national culture war. Most of all, he will learn again how much the eyes of the world try to shape you into what they see—and how only when you resist do you clearly begin to see yourself.
- Young Adult Fiction / Epistolary (Letters & Diaries)
- Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / Contemporary
- Young Adult Fiction / Literary
- Young Adult Fiction / Social Themes / Prejudice & Racism
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