When Everything Feels Like the Movies- Raziel Reid
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Raziel Reid's debut novel When Everything Feels like the Movies is the coming-of-age story of a young teen who refuses to be anything other than his flamboyant, fashion-loving self. Jude likes wearing his mother's high heels and imagining that the world around him is part of a film set, and he doesn't have it easy in high school, with its cliques and homophobes. His extravagant fantasies and irrepressible nature make Jude one of the most memorable teen characters in recent CanLit. Winner of the 2014 Governor General's Literary Award for Children's Literature.