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Split Screen: Attack of the Soul-Sucking Brain Zombies / Bride of the Soul-Sucking Brain Zombies

By Kate Pavao, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Fun format adds creativity to gay-themed coming-of-age book.

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This is a fun way to read a book: Once you're done with Russel's story, you can flip the book over and read Min's. Teens will have a good time piecing together what really happened, even when each protagonist has a different perspective. But beyond the entertaining premise, readers may find themselves truly moved at moments, such as when Russel talks about how frightening it is to grow up gay ("most of us gay people grow up surrounded by people who we know don't understand us and who, if they knew the truth, might very well completely reject us").

This is more than an identity book about gay characters -- the protagonists here also learn important lessons about learning to see the complexity of real life, and real people, from dealing with parents to handling first loves.

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