Absorbing, electrifying, and achingly relatable. Frannie and Tru is a book with a pulse. Becky Albertalli, author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
Perfect for fans of Prep and The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Frannie and Tru is a dazzling YA debut about a transformative summer in the life of a girl whose idol is not what he seems.
Frannie has always idolized her cousin Tru. At seventeen, Tru is charismatic, rich, charming everything fifteen-year-old Frannie wants to be, and everything she s not. So when Frannie overhears her parents saying that after a bad coming-out experience Tru will be staying with them in Baltimore for the summer, Frannie is excited and desperate to impress him. But as Frannie gets swept up in Tru s worldly way of life, she starts to worry that it may all be a mask Tru wears to hide a dark secret. And if Tru isn t the person Frannie thought he was, what does that mean for the new life she has built with him?
Confronting issues of race, class, and sexuality, Karen Hattrup weaves a powerful coming-of-age story that s at once timeless and immediate, sharply observed, and recognizable to anyone who has ever loved the idea of a person more than the reality."