Invisible Boys

Holden Sheppard

In a small town, everyone thinks they know you: Charlie is a hardcore rocker, who’s not as tough as he looks. Hammer is a footy jock with big AFL dreams, and an even bigger ego. Zeke is a shy over-achiever, never macho enough for his family. But all three boys hide who they really are. When the truth is revealed, will it set them free or blow them apart?

This manuscript has tremendous energy and authenticity, as it explores what it is like to grow up gay in an insular regional community. Invisible Boys is a valuable contribution to the growing voices of younger LGBTIQA+ people.

- City of Fremantle T.A.G. Hungerford Award judges’ report

...Australian young adult literature at its finest.

- Diva Booknerd

… this book should be stocked in multiples in both adult and YA sections

- Reading Time

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City of Fremantle Hungerford Award (Winner 2018)
Western Australian Premier’s Book Award (Winner 2019)
Paperback & ebook
Own voice young adult

Holden Sheppard

Holden Sheppard is an Australian award-winning Young Adult author. His debut novel Invisible Boys won numerous accolades and has received a $20,000 grant from Screenwest and streaming service Stan to film a 10-part series.

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