How to Be Remy Cameron
by Julian Winters
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Pub Date 10 Sep 2019 | Archive Date 29 Jun 2021
Interlude Press, Interlude Press - Duet Books
From the author of the bestselling novel Running With Lions, a story about overcoming the labels that try to define our lives
A Note From the Publisher
This book contains discussions of racism, homophobia, past minor characters’ death, and alcoholism, as well as depictions of homophobic bullying, and a scene involving brief sexual harassment/racial fetishism.
"You’ve been warned: Remy Cameron is coming for your heart. I adored this tender, heartfelt love song of a book." —BECKY ALBERTALLI, author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
"I don’t often swoon, but I swooned HARD for this incandescent book. Julian Winters has crafted a deeply moving story of love, family, and identity that will stay with me forever."—ADIB KHORRAM, Award-Winning Author of Darius the Great Is Not Okay
"Reading Remy is like gaining a best friend. Told with empathy, humor, and sincerity, this is an astounding follow-up for Julian Winters. The world needs Remy Cameron, and I, for one, am ready for everyone else to discover just how heartwarming this book is." —MARK OSHIRO, author of Anger is a Gift
"I loved this book so much. What a gift to the world, and to all the people—myself included—who are still trying to figure out an answer to the question, 'Who am I?' Julian Winters’ answer should include, 'A fabulous author everyone should read.'" —BILL KONIGSBERG, Award-Winning Author of The Music of What Happens
"In How to Be Remy Cameron, Julian Winters has gifted us with a bighearted, compassionate, and hilarious book about discovering who we are underneath the person everyone else expects us to be. We are more than labels, and this is more than a book. It’s a hug for for everyone struggling to find their own identity, and a way to let them know they are not alone. — SHAUN DAVID HUTCHINSON, author of We Are the Ants, and the memoir Brave Face
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* Distribution through IPG
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Average rating from 77 members
I didn't know it was possible, but somehow this book managed to amaze and dazzle me even more than Julian Winters' first novel, Running With Lions. I went into How to Be Remy Cameron with sky-high expectations and came out awed. Remy is a hysterical, relatable main character who deftly navigates through his junior year of high school while exploring his identity outside of the hot button labels YA usually focuses on (such as race and sexuality).
I cannot say enough about how absolutely perfect this novel was. If Julian Winters continues to produce works like this, I may just have to start holding YA fiction as a whole to higher standards.
The publisher, Interlude Press, kindly offered me an advanced reader copy (ARC) of How to Be Remy Cameron by Julian Winters via NetGalley. Yet, this is an honest review of the book expressing my humble opinion.
How to Be Remy Cameron is a modern classic that should be at every school library. In fact, it should be included in the curriculum. Just thinking how many teens this book will heal and soothe makes me cry.
The author manages to weave nuances regarding race, sexuality, and identity effortlessly and while maintaining a lighthearted mood throughout the book. All these questions about who Remy was touched my very soul. The book is about soul-searching and identity-discovery. It's really hard to handle all the labels we're assigned. Not just teens like Remy, but even adults. How to Be Remy Cameron demonstrates that in a such authentic, spiritual, and realistic way that leaves me breathless every time I think about it.
There's no doubt that this is a perfect story told by the perfect person. I absolutely adore this book. All the characters were magnificent. The story-telling was great. This book is like a gift from the heavens, one we don't deserve but desperately need.
This book is special and magical. And one everyone must read.
I'm honored to having read the ARC of this book and more than willing to shout it from the rooftops. HOW TO BE REMY CAMERON is one of the best contemporaries I've ever read, and Julian Winters is definitely an auto-buy for me. He writes a book, I need to read it. We all need to read it.
5 stars are not enough. I'd give this book and its author all the stars in the galaxy. – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Author: Julian Winters
Publisher: Interlude Press/Duet Books
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