Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Punk Like Me Paperback – May 1, 2006


See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$19.95 $0.01
--This text refers to the Kindle Edition edition.

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

The Bone Clocks
David Mitchell's hypnotic new novel crackles with invention and sheer storytelling pleasure. Learn more

Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Bold Strokes Books; 2nd edition (May 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1933110406
  • ISBN-13: 978-1933110400
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.9 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,009,909 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
5 star
8
4 star
0
3 star
2
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 10 customer reviews
This is a beautifully written coming-of-age story.
A. Sericolo
JD Glass spend too much of the book detailing events and too less developing her characters and giving them depth.
wildlx
Everyone would be lucky to have a daughter like Nina - she is a good kid.
E. B. MULLIGAN

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

23 of 25 people found the following review helpful By J. D. Glass on May 22, 2006
Format: Paperback
As strange as this may sound, please don't buy this pink/purple cover version of this book - it's not the real-deal. The publisher has never sent any royalties on this although managing somehow to continuously sell it guilt free. If you're looking for the "real" version, you want the one published by BOLD STROKES BOOKS - and the cover is definitely different.

Thanks for your help with this!

JD Glass
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jem on February 19, 2005
Format: Paperback
I stayed up all night to read this - the first time on-line, the second as soon as I got the book in my sweaty little hands!

JD Glass delivers a one-two punch in print - Nina is smart, doesn't know she's sexy, and is just way too cool - and she doesn't know that either. Her brother Nicky is everything you want your brother to be, and the girls Nina knows are the ones you've met - the nice ones, the bitchy ones, and the too cool for words ones.

As I read this, I felt Nina's struggle to figure out how she feels about everything - from her best friend, to her burgeoning identity and her struggle to remain ethically true to herself - wow.

JD Glass takes you on the ride, Nina tells the story, but you feel like you're living it - and if Nina's experience wasn't yours (or very close to it), believe me - it's definitely someone you know.

Get this book because you want to laugh, get it because you want to cry, get it because the good guy, um gal, doesn't finish "first," but finishes with guts and grace and dignity. Should be on the shelf of anyone coming out, who wants to come out, came out a long time ago, or knows someone "going through it." You will be glad you did.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kathi Miller on May 31, 2006
Format: Paperback
If you only read one book in the next six months, let Punk Like Me by JD Glass be that book. It is different. It is engaging. It is life-affirming. Frankly, it is genius.

Punk Like Me cannot be easily dismissed as another coming out story. While on the surface it is about Nina Boyd, a young woman recalling her first experiences at finding love, it really is about much more. Imagine having your first sexual experience and not being able to share it with anyone, even your friends. Imagine falling in love for the first time and not being able to tell anyone even your parents and siblings. Imagine having all of these feelings as a teenager bottled up inside you and no outlet for you to express them. This is what it means to be a young gay or lesbian in America. But instead of feeling sorry for this young woman, we are uplifted by how Nina battles against all odds to remain true to herself as well as those around her. She is gutsy, smart and boldly honest.

Nina recounts how she doesn't even think of following the easy path and lying to her parents, teachers and friends. Glass illustrates vividly the price that Nina pays for following her heart. With Punk Like Me we feel many emotions along with Nina, but the one we feel the most is pride and hope. Because every day there are young gays and lesbians fighting to find themselves and fit into a world that can be cold, cruel and unforgiving. This is our future standing tall and, most of the time, alone, and this is the impact of this story. At a minimum it compels us to listen and to remember. Glass wants us to take notice. Nina's story is a powerful message that reminds us of our responsibilities, and she does this without preaching or shoving it down our throats.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By K. Johnson VINE VOICE on November 26, 2006
Format: Paperback
If there is one thing that bothers me, it's when a book's back cover doesn't accurately describe the story inside. Such is the case with `Punk Like Me,' but the story is so engaging and enjoyable, I'll forgive the publisher... this time.

The cover describes a story about Nina, a 21-year-old musician, and her prowess with women. The book is actually about a teenaged Nina, her struggle with her feelings for friend Kerry, and her tribulations after her parents find out she's a lesbian. This coming-of-age story is simultaneously heartwarming, heartbreaking, and enraging.

Nina is such a believable character it's almost scary. She reminds me of friends from high school and is one of the many gay and lesbian teens who struggle daily with their fundamental selves. Nina deals with her growing feelings for Kerry, her best friend. Kerry seemingly returns Nina's feelings and willingly takes their physical relationship to the next level. This confuses Nina even more, as she tries to reconcile her parents' strong moral stance against homosexuality with her new feelings. Worst of all, Nina has no one to turn to as a mentor and relies only on an older friend after her parents learn her new, "unforgivable" secret.

This book is truly for the strong of heart. As a lesbian who fought nature for several years before giving in, and as a mother, it truly disturbs me that there are so few places for our young people to turn. This book is a genuinely solid place to start. It's even better than books like `Deliver Us From Evie' and `Keeping You A Secret.' I'm looking forward to the sequel which is due out soon.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By HonestCelt on October 31, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
If you are told you are useless enough time you may start to believe it. The young girl/woman wont let anything stand in her way to reach her goals even if she is not sure what they might be. She strong but never ruthless and always has a devoted group of friends to stand at her back when she needs them most. JD has written another worthy novel.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?