Brave Face

Brave Face Critically Acclaimed Author Of We Are The Ants Described As Having Hints Of Vonnegut S Slaughterhouse Five School Library Journal Opens Up About What Led To An Attempted Suicide In His Teens, And His Path Back From The Experience I Wasn T Depressed Because I Was Gay I Was Depressed And Gay Shaun David Hutchinson Was Nineteen Confused Struggling To Find The Vocabulary To Understand And Accept Who He Was And How He Fit Into A Community In Which He Couldn T See Himself The Voice Of Depression Told Him That He Would Never Be Loved Or Wanted, While Powerful And Hurtful Messages From Society Told Him That Being Gay Meant Love And Happiness Weren T For Him.A Million Moments Large And Small Over The Years All Came Together To Convince Shaun That He Couldn T Keep Going, That He Had No Future And So He Followed Through On Trying To Make That A Reality.Thankfully Shaun Survived, And Over Time, Came To Embrace How Grateful He Is And How To Find Self Acceptance In This Courageous And Deeply Honest Memoir, Shaun Takes Readers Through The Journey Of What Brought Him To The Edge, And What Has Helped Him Truly Believe That It Does Get Better.

Shaun is a major geek and all about nerdy shenanigans He is the author of many queer books for young adults Find out information at He currently lives in Seattle and watches way too much Doctor Who.

[Epub] ↠ Brave Face  Author Shaun David Hutchinson –
  • ebook
  • Brave Face
  • Shaun David Hutchinson
  • 14 June 2018

10 thoughts on “Brave Face

  1. says:

    Shaun David Hutchinson is one of my favorite YA authors His books particularly We Are the Ants and At the Edge of the Universe are full of emotion, pain, love, and, ultimately, hope I ve always wondered how a writer can plumb such difficult emotional depths, and after reading Hutchinson s new memoir, Brave Face , I understand that he has traveled those depths, and only now has the perspective to reflect upon them.The teenage years are difficult for many to navigate emotionally When Hutchinson realized, after a number of years of dating various female classmates, that he was gay, he didn t know how to handle it His views, and what he believed were society s views of gay people, were the stereotypically flamboyant and fussy characters he saw in movies and on television, and he worried that if he acknowledged his sexuality, he d doom himself to a life of tawdry sex and drugs and, ultimately, death from AIDS.As if this self loathing wasn t enough, Hutchinson simultaneously wanted to find people like him and wanted nothing to do with other gay people, for fear that he d open himsel...

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    Coming out is, far too often, about the person we re coming out to than it is about us Not only do we have to expose this part of ourselves we ve got hidden, but we have to shepherd the person we re telling through and be careful not to hurt their feelings Let me just say that I m in awe of all the groundbreaking books that are being released this year They brave and empowering, inclusive and honest, and Brave Face is no exception.If you have no idea who Shaun David Hutchinson is, wellHe is doing a fantastic job of writing the most astonishing books with lots of queer teens and a strong focus on mental health and depression Brave Face is his memoir, where he talks about growing up as a queer kid in the 80 s and 90 s It s both weird and cool to get to know someone whose books you ve read and loved for a long time.I would love for this book to garner widespread attention, seeing that it openly talks about how Shaun struggled with internalised homophobia among other things to a point where he suffered from depression and made an attempt to take his life because he cou...

  3. says:

    Audiobook narrated by the author Shaun David HutchinsonFANTASTIC AUDIOBOOK Listening to Shaun David Hutchinson read his memoir, was a warm intimate experience I felt like I was listening to a close friend, somebody I loved I still treasure meeting Shaun a few years ago the very popular young greatly deserved adult novelistemotional beautiful memoir capturing the essence of the joys and pain of growing up in the 80 s and 90 s dealing with depression, self identity, worthiness, searching for love and much Shaun s voice is so easy to be with The Audiobook is an expanded treat to the words he wrote.a huge gift to teens and young adults 67 year old married women too , who have experienced depression, thoughts of suicide, challenges with coming out as a gay person fitting in finding one s own voi...

  4. says:

    January 25th, 2019 Wowowowowowwowowowow is this book important It was pretty surreal reading so in depth about Shaun s life considering he s my favorite author of all time and I can now consider him a friend I always have a hard time reviewing memoirs because it s someone s life, but I will say that while it is an important read, it could also me incredibly triggering I plan to mark in this review where the specific things are mentioned in the book, soon, but just know that this goes into great detail about suicide, dep...

  5. says:

    it feels utterly ridiculous to rate a memoir but still, i m just really grateful to shaun for being brave enough to share his story with us we need it lgbt youth growing up figuring themselves out need it.

  6. says:

    O SDH um dos meus autores favoritos e eu acho que eu falo isso em todas as resenhas de livros dele que eu j escrevi aqui neste site, mas com Brave Face eu acho que ele tomou um lugar no meu cora o que n o tem mais volta Al m de me inspirar como escritor, ele me inspira tanto como PESSOA aaarrg Ok Brave Face um livro de mem rias e fala sobre anos horr veis na vida do Shaun, que tem como pice a sua tentativa de suic dio Obviamente o livro muito bem sinalizado em seus avisos de gatilho Mas aqui esse tipo de notifica o n o chega para o leitor apenas com um Trigger Warning suic dio Com as palavras mais carinhosas poss veis, o autor sempre deixa claro para o leitor o que est prestes a acontecer no cap tulo seguinte, e n o se importa se voc quiser pular um cap tulo ou outro N o se importa em dar spoiler porque nenhum spoiler vale mais do que a sa de do leitor um livro que carrega a mensagem do vai ficar tudo bem que toda pessoa LGBT precisa ouvir mas va...

  7. says:

    So F cking Good.

  8. says:

    The thing I appreciate about books dealing with any challenging aspects of growing up or being a person in the world and in Shaun s case, being gay and having depression is when they don t end on a happy note, but end on the fact that being OKAY is the goal That finding a space to be OKAY is the challenge and the work done to manage life on realistic terms This book does that.There are trigger warnings throughout, as this book delves into life with depression, suicide ideation and an attempt, as well as what life is like being gay and not having a strong sense of self and acceptance, in part because the world around you offers none of the role models you deserve to see Shaun doesn t shy away from sharing some of the poor decisions he made or the behaviors he engaged in that don t put him in a great light, but those are real, and the...

  9. says:

    If you, like me, mainly read fiction, you might have read your fair share of LGBTQ books, but won t have read much about the queer people who actually wrote those books And of course, fiction has huge value in capturing human experience But reading about someone s actual reality is a different kind of experience.I don t read memoirs a lot, but I read a few of Shaun David Hutchinson s books recently and really loved those, so when I saw he had a memoir coming out, I knew I had to read it And I m very glad I did Because his memoir shows a very different type of representation A honest, less polished type At times this book felt almost invasive to read because of how brutally honest it was It must have taken a lot of courage to write a book like this, and then publish it and allow others to read and, inevitably, judge it, and you I can only applaud the author for that.People are ultimately flawed, and growing up is not all rainbows and unicorns in general, and even less so if you struggle with, in this case, your sexuality and mental health And Hutchinson really didn t shy away from that Instead, he embraced it, and I thought it was so powerful how he talked about his own flawe...

  10. says:

    Memoirs are not usually my thing, but I wanted to read this one because I love Shaun David Hutchinson as a writer And I m glad I did, because I absolutely loved it I admire the author for having the courage t...

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