The First Thing About You by Chaz Hayden book cover

Candlewick

9781536223118

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The First Thing About You

Debut novelist Chaz Hayden offers a fresh perspective on a teen protagonist who longs to feel normal in this humorous, unflinching book.

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Review of ‘The First Thing About You’

Fifteen-year-old Harris Jacobus knows that people at his new high school will make assumptions about him because of his disability, a form of muscular dystrophy called spinal muscular atrophy. He levels the playing field by asking everyone he meets one simple question: "What's your favorite color?" 

This is how Harris knows that Zander could be…

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