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Walker Books are proud to announce the acquisition of Patrick Ness’ Different for Boys. The YA fiction novel that explores the importance of male friendships and romantic relationships.
First published in 2012 in Losing It, a YA anthology about losing your virginity, Different for Boys follows teenager Ant through those awkward space in between years as he tries to answer the big questions … Are there degrees of virginity? Is it different for boys? Is it different for boys who like boys?
Publisher Denise Johnstone-Burt acquired world English language rights for the title from Michelle Kass at Michelle Kass Associates, the updated version now includes black and white illustrations by artist Tea Bendix.
Different for Boys will publish in hardback globally in March 2023 with Walker Books in the UK, Walker Books Australia, and Walker US in the United States.
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