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It's live!! Cover Reveal: Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin + Giveaway (US/Canada)

It's live!! Cover Reveal: Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin + Giveaway (US/Canada)

Welcome to the second cover reveal of the day, YABC!

Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for SYMPTOMS OF BEING HUMAN by Jeff Garvin, releasing February 2, 2016 from Balzer+Bray/HarperCollins. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Jeff:

 

Greetings, YABC readers! I am excited to share with you the exclusive cover reveal for my forthcoming debut novel, Symptoms of Being Human. Because the book's narrator, 16-year-old Riley Cavanaugh, is gender fluid, I was very curious to see how the cover would emerge; how could we represent Riley in a meaningful way without including the bias of gender? Designer Sarah Kaufman came up with an image that I find both striking and intriguing. I think it represents Riley perfectly, and somehow matches the tone and feel of the book in a way I couldn't have imagined. I'm thrilled by this cover; I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
 
 
~ Jeff Garvin (SYMPTOMS OF BEING HUMAN, Balzer+Bray/HarperCollins)
 

 

 

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SYMPTOMS OF BEING HUMAN

by Jeff Garvin
Release date: February 2, 2016
Publisher: Balzer+Bray/HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780062382863
 
 
About the Book

 

The first thing you’re going to want to know about me is: Am I a boy, or am I a girl?

Riley Cavanaugh is many things: Punk rock. Snarky. Rebellious. And gender fluid. Some days Riley identifies as a boy, and others as a girl. The thing is . . . Riley isn’t exactly out yet. And between starting a new school and having a congressman father running for reelection in uber-conservative Orange County, the pressure—media and otherwise—is building up in Riley’s so-called “normal” life.

 

On the advice of a therapist, Riley starts an anonymous blog to vent those pent-up feelings and tell the truth of what it’s REALLY like to be a gender-fluid teenager. But just as Riley’s starting to settle in at school—even developing feelings for a mysterious outcast—the blog goes viral, and an unnamed commenter discovers Riley’s real identity, threatening exposure. Riley must make a choice: walk away from what the blog has created—a lifeline, new friends, a cause to believe in—or stand up, come out, and risk everything.

 

“With a main character who truly deserves to be called unique, combined with heartbreak and triumphs that are universal, this unforgettable book made me laugh and also cry. Garvin’s powerful new voice rocks!” – Lissa Price, International bestselling author of Starters

 

To learn more about this book and see our review, go HERE.

 

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Before becoming a writer, Jeff Garvin acted in films and TV and toured as the front man of a nationally touring rock band. He has a BFA in Film from Chapman University and lives in Southern California, surrounded by adorable, shedding beasts. Symptoms of Being Human is his first novel.
 

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Giveaway Details

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Comments 32

Andie on Monday, 22 June 2015 14:28

The book sounds wonderful and the cover is gorgeous. Hats off to the designer.

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The book sounds wonderful and the cover is gorgeous. Hats off to the designer.
Guest - Ava Jae on Monday, 22 June 2015 14:31

I am SO EXCITED for this book! I love the tagline and minimalistic design. It looks great and sounds absolutely amazing. Can't wait to read!

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I am SO EXCITED for this book! I love the tagline and minimalistic design. It looks great and sounds absolutely amazing. Can't wait to read!
Andrew Patterson on Monday, 22 June 2015 14:45

This sounds amazing. Love the cover. Love the concept. Definitely need more books like this.

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This sounds amazing. Love the cover. Love the concept. Definitely need more books like this.
Guest - Jon St. Amant on Monday, 22 June 2015 16:38

It gives us a hint of the character's style, without revealing too much. I like it, and can't wait to read the book.

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It gives us a hint of the character's style, without revealing too much. I like it, and can't wait to read the book.
Guest - Nikki Marks on Monday, 22 June 2015 16:42

I'm SO excited to read this!! I love Jeff's heart and mind, and I have no doubt the book will be a gorgeous portrayal of both!

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I'm SO excited to read this!! I love Jeff's heart and mind, and I have no doubt the book will be a gorgeous portrayal of both!
Guest - Amy Smith on Monday, 22 June 2015 19:19

I can't wait to read this book!!!

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I can't wait to read this book!!!
Erin L. Schneider on Monday, 22 June 2015 19:22

Jeff, your cover is friggin' AWESOME!!!! Absolutely perfect for your book and completely can't wait to have a copy sitting on my shelves! Congrats on this beauty -- your designer did an amazing job!

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Jeff, your cover is friggin' AWESOME!!!! Absolutely perfect for your book and completely can't wait to have a copy sitting on my shelves! Congrats on this beauty -- your designer did an amazing job!
Janet B Taylor on Tuesday, 23 June 2015 10:38

Jeff-- The cover is fan-FREAKING-tastic!!! So simple, yet powerful!! I'm blown away!! AND I cannot WAIT to read!! :D

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Jeff-- The cover is fan-FREAKING-tastic!!! So simple, yet powerful!! I'm blown away!! AND I cannot WAIT to read!! :D
Guest - Stefani on Tuesday, 23 June 2015 11:48

I think this book sounds absolutely fascinating and important. I'm really looking forward to reading this one.

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I think this book sounds absolutely fascinating and important. I'm really looking forward to reading this one.
Guest - Danielle D. on Thursday, 25 June 2015 17:53

I'm so excited to read this! I love that we're finally getting a story featuring a genderfluid character!

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I'm so excited to read this! I love that we're finally getting a story featuring a genderfluid character!
Guest - Caroline on Friday, 26 June 2015 23:23

An interesting concept!

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An interesting concept!
Guest - Skylar Love on Saturday, 27 June 2015 19:34

interesting concept and cover

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interesting concept and cover
Cecilia Ewing on Sunday, 28 June 2015 14:34

I'm so, so, so excited about this book. The cover is very eye catching and I'm very interested to read about a gender fluid individual. I am constantly looking to read about more diverse subjects.

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I'm so, so, so excited about this book. The cover is very eye catching and I'm very interested to read about a gender fluid individual. I am constantly looking to read about more diverse subjects.
Guest - Dianne Barahona on Monday, 29 June 2015 06:35

The cover is simple but beautiful. I love how it's subtle and still catches my attention. It just draws me in and I wish I had the book in my hands now. The whole concept of the story is just downright intriguing!

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The cover is simple but beautiful. I love how it's subtle and still catches my attention. It just draws me in and I wish I had the book in my hands now. The whole concept of the story is just downright intriguing!
Guest - Carol on Monday, 29 June 2015 10:34

I love the fact that the cover is very minimalistic and neat! The synopsis is really intriguing, I love reading diverse books!

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I love the fact that the cover is very minimalistic and neat! The synopsis is really intriguing, I love reading diverse books!
Guest - Lillian on Wednesday, 01 July 2015 12:10

The cover represents the main character well and the synopsis sounds very interesting. I am interested in learning about gender fluid people. I'm so glad that this book was written because it will help bring attention to the problems gender fluid people face, especially growing up in conservative communities.

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The cover represents the main character well and the synopsis sounds very interesting. I am interested in learning about gender fluid people. I'm so glad that this book was written because it will help bring attention to the problems gender fluid people face, especially growing up in conservative communities.
Grace Lo on Thursday, 02 July 2015 00:05

I love the little line on the cover! I haven't read much about people facing gender issues as much but I'd like to see how this plays out for Riley.

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I love the little line on the cover! I haven't read much about people facing gender issues as much but I'd like to see how this plays out for Riley.
Guest - Cindy on Thursday, 02 July 2015 22:51

OMG, I love that cover!!! It's so... different from what I usually see. (Different in a good way of course!) That synopsis is amazing. It sounds pretty cool!

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OMG, I love that cover!!! It's so... different from what I usually see. (Different in a good way of course!) That synopsis is amazing. It sounds pretty cool!
Guest - Lauren on Friday, 03 July 2015 13:10

It gives us a hint of the character's style, without revealing too much. I like the synopsis and can't wait to read the book.

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It gives us a hint of the character's style, without revealing too much. I like the synopsis and can't wait to read the book.
Hannah on Sunday, 05 July 2015 11:15

Very chill cover and an interesting synopsis

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Very chill cover and an interesting synopsis

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