Everyone on campus knows Remy Cameron. He's the out-and-proud, super-likable guy who friends, faculty, and fellow students alike admire for his cheerful confidence. The only person who isn't entirely sure about Remy Cameron is Remy himself. Under pressure to write an A+ essay defining who he is and who he wants to be, Remy embarks on an emotional journey toward reconciling the outward labels people attach to him with the real Remy Cameron within. From the author of the bestselling novel Running With Lions, a story about overcoming the labels that try to define our lives
|Product dimensions:||5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)|
|Age Range:||12 - 18 Years|
About the Author
Julian Winters is a best-selling author of contemporary young adult fiction. His award-winning debut, Running With Lions (Duet, 2018), received accolades for its positive depictions of diverse, relatable characters. A former management trainer, Julian currently lives outside of Atlanta where he can be found reading, being a self-proclaimed comic book geek, or watching the only two sports he can follow—volleyball and soccer. How to Be Remy Cameron is his second novel.
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How to Be Remy Cameron based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Love this book! Such a wonderful coming of age story. I love anything written by Julian Winters!
Remy began suffering from an identity crisis following an AP Lit assignment. The assignment plus the emergence of a piece of his past plus a new love interest had Remy tied up in knots, but with the support of his family and friends, he came out on the other side a bit wiser and with some clarity. Let's just get this out of the way - I LOVE Remy! Maybe it was his penchant for putting together the perfect outfit, or how much affection had for his little sister. It could have been the devotion he had for his dog, or perhaps, the genuinely loving and healthy relationship he shared with his parents. Whatever it was, I loved him, and because of that, I was delighted to be a part of his journey as he tried to figure his stuff out. Winters gifted Remy with such an amazing community. I adored his family so much, I wanted them to adopt me. That house was overflowing with love, and they always seemed to be able to make time for each other. Every second spent with them filled me with joy, and they were all so fortunate to have each other. These are the YA families that will always own me, and I am over the moon to be seeing more and more families like this. Remy also had some outstanding friends. They had a few ups and downs over the course of this story, but these were rock solid friendships. Their devotion to each other was not something I questioned, and each always seemed to have the other's back, when necessary. I adored his two besties, but there were these moments between Brook and Remy, that really warmed my heart. It's not as if men like them don't exist, but I am such a fan of seeing men share their feelings and emotions with each other, and it's fantastic to see more of this in books too. One of the big things Remy struggled with was all the labels he had been assigned or had assigned himself. I was all over every second of this conversation, because I feel like we over-label these days. Maybe it's because I was a kid in the 70s, when I was taught to look at how we were all the same, but I never liked labeling or subscribing to labels. Winters approached the topic in a thoughtful manner, and did a nice job providing multiple views of it. This book was near perfection for me. I know you all have heard me lament about this before, but I finished eight books last week, and SIX had allusions to Harry Potter. So, as I gleefully made my way through this book, I was also rolling my eyes at all the HP references. PLEASE authors, I am begging you - find another book! Overall It was an utter delight getting to know Remy Cameron, and it was a privilege to be able to accompany him on his journey of self discovery. This book was brimming with introspection and thoughtful observations about the world we live it, but the best part was how it overflowed with love, and my grinch-heart got quite a workout as I read this book.