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Spy Stuff

Spy Stuff Best Read || [Matthew J. Metzger] - Spy Stuff, Spy Stuff Anton never thought anyone would ever want to date him Everyone knows nobody wants a transgender boyfriend right So he s as shocked as anyone when seemingly straight Jude Kalinowski asks him out and

  • Title: Spy Stuff
  • Author: Matthew J. Metzger
  • ISBN: 9781634860949
  • Page: 286
  • Format: ebook

Spy Stuff Best Read || [Matthew J. Metzger], Spy Stuff, Matthew J. Metzger, Spy Stuff Anton never thought anyone would ever want to date him Everyone knows nobody wants a transgender boyfriend right So he s as shocked as anyone when seemingly straight Jude Kalinowski asks him out and doesn t appear to be joking The only problem is well Jude doesn t actually know Anton can see how this will play out Jude is a nice guy and nice guys finish last AnAnton never thought any Spy Stuff Best Read || [Matthew J. Metzger] - Spy Stuff, Spy Stuff Anton never thought anyone would ever want to date him Everyone knows nobody wants a transgender boyfriend right So he s as shocked as anyone when seemingly straight Jude Kalinowski asks him out and

  • Spy Stuff Best Read || [Matthew J. Metzger]
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Spy Stuff

About "Matthew J. Metzger"

  1. Matthew J. Metzger

    Matthew is an asexual, transgender author from the wet and windy British Isles He is currently lurking in the Bristol area, but has lived all over, and has a special fondness for Yorkshire.Matt writes LGBT novels, both adult and young adult, and particularly enjoys digging into the weird and wonderful diversity of people all across the sexuality and gender spectrums When not writing, Matt is usually asleep, or crunching numbers at his day job Free time is not really a concept here.He is also owned by an enormous black cat Approach with caution.

686 Comments

  1. 2.5 Half hearted.I m sorry to say I can t get rid of the impression this is done halfway.I was all the time Yes, but no Okay, but not really No, but whatever.I wanted to be dazzled with all my being but I couldn t I was starstruck by What it Looks Like WILL for friends , so I know what this author is able to do I know he has the power to put me on my knees and make me plea He has done it before So it was no wonder I expected fireworks here, too.But there were none.I m even brave enough to say th [...]


  2. A very good YA book which introduces readers to a gay F2M transgender character who is appealing, not too angsty but realistic in emotions, and fun to watch Anton has changed schools, after being bullied for his transitioning at his old school In this new one, he has registered as a boy, and although a couple of the faculty know he s trans, he is otherwise passing His new classmates are an interesting bunch, open and rowdy, but mostly not mean and their teasing doesn t have a deep bite But he s [...]


  3. Absolutely loved this story I was glued from the first page I adored Anton and Jude The way their relationship unfolds is the sweetest 3 From the cover and the title I wasn t sure what to expect, but if you like YA and you want a read that will make your heart big and have you smiling ear to ear, this is the book for you.More people need to read this for sure Recommended.


  4. 4.5 starsYA transgender sweet romanceThis book begins with 15 year old Anton s first day at a new school Bullying forced him out of his old one and he s very happy to make a fresh start where people will know him just as a boy He realizes immediately that his new school is not quite like his old one as he s welcomed right away into a new circle of friends, including Jude Oh Jude Jude s the too nice boy with the big smile The boy who s always been straight Anton and Jude become closer friends and [...]


  5. I loved every minute of this book Snappy, witty, beautifully British writing that drew me in and wouldn t let me go except I was at Euro Pride Con, dammit, and had to keep putting it down Finished it on the plane home and had a goofy happy smile The characters are wonderful, and I really love Matthew s writing style Highly recommended.


  6. In a splendid mix of humor and teenage angst, Spy Stuff brings out the daunting difficulties of being trans male when all you really wanna be is male, all the while still being incredibly charming and a fantastically encapturing read.First days at a new school are hard enough, but first days at a new school when you are hiding a secret that forced to you change schools are even worse Especially when you find yourself smitten with the supposedly straight class clown Add to that the fact that Anto [...]


  7. No me ha entusiasmado, esperaba algo m s de este libro El tema me interesa mucho y siento que podr a haber dado m s de s A excepci n de Anton, no he terminado de creerme a los personajes ni de conectar con ellos En general, los encuentro demasiado buenos para ser verdad y los que no lo son, como el padre, se nos presentan directamente como unos cretinos esf ricos Y yo necesito mi escala de grises.Jude Quince a os En serio Sinceramente, me planteo que las cosas han cambiado mucho desde mi adolesc [...]


  8. I have a lot of thoughts and will share them in depth at some point but for right now this is the ownvoices contemporary trans YA that I have wanted for YEARS and it s so good and so important.


  9. The actual rating is 4,5 stars I was a bit bumped at first when I realize there are no actual spies with guns, missions and secret ops I m an idiot who picks books from their tbr without checking why it s on tbr in the first place, don t judge I got over it quickly tho, the book is really wonderful and after reading it I understand what spy stuff refers to and it s a good book title.So, Spy Stuff is well crafted contemporary book about British 15 year old transgender boy Anton and his settling i [...]



  10. La verdad es que est muy bien el libro Un YA que toca algunos temas con responsabilidad, sin perder la necesaria dosis de entretenimiento La conversaci n entre uno de los protagonistas y la psiquiatra es de lo mejor, sobre todo por lo que dice, c mo lo dice, y el tiempo que se le dedica a este encuentro Los personajes son absolutamente adorables Para leer en una tarde tranquila


  11. I really enjoyed this book The story pulls the reader in effortlessly and Metzger has teenagers down to a t the dialogue in particular is very strong The characters were all kinds of endearing, too, especially the lovely Jude The story is positive and uplifting without ignoring issues faced by trans teens in schools today Highly recommended.



  12. Anton is a fifteen year old FTM transgender teen dealing with a lot His father refuses to acknowledge he s a boy This is one of the reasons there was serious friction in his parent s marriage, and was a big reason leading to their divorce.Now that the divorce is done, Anton and his mother have moved in with his Aunt, which has two silver linings Anton is now in a home with adults who unconditionally and completely support him 100% But the best part is that Anton is able to leave behind his old s [...]


  13. So keep your mind wide open and allow for stereotypes to be defied Express yourself in whatever way you wish and allow others to do the same Don t make anyone afraid to stand up and stand out for who they are and who they want to be Rachel ThompsonAfter being bullied unmercifully at his former school, Anton of Spy Stuff by Mathew J Meltzer, is starting a different one in hopes of having a new beginning When his teacher asks him to introduce himself, Anton bristles since he wants to remain as ano [...]



  14. This one blindsided me a bit It was my first read by this author and the content is not usually what I would select in a potential read But I thoroughly enjoyed it.The story begins with Anton Williams, a gay ftm transgender boy, who is starting his first day at his new school He s dealt with bullying in the past and is determined to keep his transgenderism secret Anton catches the attention of fellow classmate, Jude Kalinowski, and they hit it off.Suddenly Anton has a boyfriend, and for once fee [...]


  15. 5 feel good stars from me, for this YA Transgender story full of humour, good friendsoh, and swearing Anton s transition, and his problems with morons who won t deal with it are told in a matter of fact way His blossoming relationship with Jude made me smile and feel that things would eventually work out fine.Jude, I 3 you so much, you re my hero You horrified me too, losing your virginity at 12 for Heaven s sake, but whatever.I just couldn t comprehend even thinking about sex at that age, and b [...]


  16. The books I gravitate to tend to be gritty, gut wrenching, and angst filled Spy Stuff is none of this it is sweet and cute From my perspective, sweet was perfect for this story and I loved it Although the story is sweet, it does have heavy moments and themes Anton s backstory is traumatic There is a fair amount of internal conflict and the story is emotional At times I raged At times I cried More often than not, I felt hopeful and happy For me, it was a perfect blend of hardship adversity and ho [...]


  17. I d like to say that 15 year olds don t swear all the time, but a lot of those I ve met actually do.I d like to say that 15 year olds aren t sexually active, or actively thinking about sex, but a lot of those I ve met actually are.I d like so say that there aren t arseholes like Anton s father around, but sadly there are.The stereotypical boy behaviour is perfectly realistic at 15, when kids are staking their claim to their place in the world, blustering, rough housing and show boating to their [...]




  18. Anton is a gay transgender teenage boy who has transferred schools after some intense bullying He s anxious yet hopeful that things will go well in the new environment However, his life gets hella complicated when he develops a crush on one of his new friendsIt took me a bit to unpack how I felt about this book The good things made me give it thumbs up The bad things made me cringe a lot BTW, I won t talk much about the plot since it s a v straightfoward one Anton gets into a new school, meets n [...]


  19. Not only have I found a new author, I ve found the most amazing and beautiful storyline that I have ever read I can t begin to describe the amount of emotions that this book invoked in me, I went from sadness tears, to standing up applauding tears to pure enjoyment tears and I have to mention that the coming clean scene, had belly ache laughter tears one of the best scenes ever The storyline reminded me of the age old saying of you can run but you can t hide Anton moved schools thinking that his [...]


  20. A wonderful story with a main character you ll want to hug, mixed with doses of humor here and there It definitely held my attention from beginning to end.


  21. A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.This is my first transgender story and it was EXCELLENT Anton was born Natasha, but gender wasn t an issue as a young child Wearing dresses didn t mean anything because Natasha was still allowed to play sports and have short hair It wasn t until Natasha got her period at age 11 wow, that s young that things started to be confusing and traumatizing When Natasha was having serious freak outs about her period, her parents took her to a therapist [...]


  22. I wrote this book for Prism Book Alliance and it was published yesterday This is a book that helped me so much, I can t begin to explain it If you had told me it was entirely about a fifteen year old trans boy, I might not have picked it up I requested it to review because I loved Matthew J Metzger s other book, The Suicidal Peanut Both of these are five star books Spy Stuff is, from one point of view, a primer on what it is to be a trans teenager It answers every question and doesn t flinch fro [...]


  23. This book was everything I didn t know I was looking for And so so beautiful I would love to see a book for these two in 5 or so years after Anton s transition



  24. Fantastic I loved this It s about a trans high school kid making a new start and it s lovely Anton is awesome He s a wonderfully engaging character and I loved reading his story This book felt very real and very natural The characters and the dialogue and everything just felt natural and normal and realistic, which I loved The romance is delightful and Jude is a lovely character This book made me smile a lot It s a really nice book I wish it wasn t noteworthy that this is a book about a trans ki [...]


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