Jess, Chunk, and the Road Trip to Infinity
|Author:||Kristin Elizabeth Clark|
The last time Jess saw her father, she was a boy. Now she's a high school graduate, soon to be on her way to art school. But first she has some unfinished business with her dad. So she's driving halfway across the country to his wedding. He happens to be marrying her mum's ex-best friend. It's not like Jess wasn't invited; she was. She just never told anyone she was coming. Surprise! Luckily, Jess isn't making this trip alone. Her best friend, Christophe -nicknamed Chunk- is joining her. Along the way, Jess and Chunk learn a few things about themselves -and each other -which call their feelings about their relationship into question.
A timely, fresh, and funny YA novel about a life-changing road trip for two best friends, one of whom is transgender.
"Clark (Freakboy, 2013) has written a thoughtful, engaging examination of a transition that is fraught with misunderstandings...Readers will be anxious to find out in this compelling novel that deserves a place at the forefront of the growing body of literature about transgender teens." Michael Cart, Booklist, starred review"
Kristin Elizabeth Clark is also the author of Freakboy, which received three starred reviews, was a YALSA Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults title, a Project Reading Rainbow List Top Ten title, and a Bank Street Best Book of the Year. She lives and writes in Northern California.