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Publisher's Summary

"[G]enuinely funny, heart-wrenching . . ." - Kirkus Reviews
"[A] moving journey of self-discovery and a gratifying coming-of-age story." - Publishers Weekly
"Husky . . . is a superb addition to the middle grade literary canon." - VOYA Reviews
"There is not a false note in the writing . . ." - Lambda Literary
A beautifully voiced debut captures an intimate story of change and acceptance.
Twelve-year-old Davis lives in an old brownstone with his mother and grandmother in Brooklyn. He loves people-watching in Prospect Park, visiting his mom in the bakery she owns, and listening to the biggest operas he can find as he walks everywhere.
But Davis is having a difficult summer. As questions of sexuality begin to enter his mind, he worries people don’t see him as anything other than “husky.” To make matters worse, his best girlfriends are starting to hang out with mean girls and popular boys. Davis is equally concerned about the distance forming between him and his single mother as she begins dating again, and about his changing relationship with his amusingly loud Irish grandmother, Nanny.
Ultimately, Davis learns to see himself outside of his one defining adjective. He’s a kid with unique interests, admirable qualities, and people who will love him no matter what changes life brings about.
©2015 Justin Sayre (P)2015 Listening Library
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5 out of 5 stars
By johnnyoak on 09-23-15

Outstanding, truly exceptional storytelling

If you could sum up Husky in three words, what would they be?

Relatable, moving and perfect.

What other book might you compare Husky to and why?

I hope the author takes this as the compliment I intend but I would say a sort of mash up of "The Curious Incident in the Dog in the Nighttime" with "Me Talk Pretty One Day". The humor and struggle of feeling like an outsider coalescing in a concise and poignant way.

Which scene was your favorite?

"Bread is a process."

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I only stopped because I was interrupted.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Wendy Dawn on 01-03-18

Relatable characters by a true wordsmith

A wonderful look into the mind of a truly fabulous writer.
Original characters that are well developed and multi layered. A story line that is relatable and moving.
Can not wait to hear more from this series.
A true treat having the author do the audio version. It shows the multi talented facets of Mr. Sayre!

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