Stay Gold

Stay Gold

Debut author Tobly McSmith delivers a coming-of-age teen love story about a transgender boy who’s going stealth at his new Texas high school and a cisgender girl who is drawn to him, even as she’s counting down the days until graduation. Perfect for fans of David Levithan, Becky Albertalli, and Jenny Han.

Pony just wants to fly under the radar during senior year. Tired from all the attention he got at his old school after coming out as transgender, he’s looking for a fresh start at Hillcrest High. But it’s hard to live your best life when the threat of exposure lurks down every hallway and in every bathroom.

Georgia is beginning to think there’s more to life than cheerleading. She plans on keeping a low profile until graduation…which is why she promised herself that dating was officially a no-go this year.

Then, on the very first day of school, the new guy and the cheerleader lock eyes. How is Pony supposed to stay stealth when he wants to get close to a girl like Georgia? How is Georgia supposed to keep her promise when sparks start flying with a boy like Pony?

Funny and poignant, clear-eyed and hopeful, Stay Gold is a story about finding love—and finding yourself.

Title:Stay Gold
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780062943194
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    Stay Gold Reviews

  • ?    jamieson   ?

    ❝ Stay gold, Pony. The world needs you. Stay gold when it’s hard. When it’s lonely. When it’s scary. Especially when it’s scary ❞ When I heard about this book from the publisher, I was ...

  • noah 🖤 #blacklivesmatter

    oh man i have so many conflicting feelings about this book.it was so nice to read a book about a trans dude. there really isn't enough representation out there, but, i gotta say, this was pretty much ...

  • Gabrielle

    10/14/19"Stay Gold" ? "Pony" ? THE OUTSIDERS, anyone? Hello????...

  • Virginia Ronan ? Herondale ?

    Raise your hand if the first thing that came to your mind was:"Stay gold, Ponyboy... Stay gold..." *sobs*I love the cover and the plot idea so I'm really looking forward for this book to come out! =)T...

  • C.G. Drews

    This book is actually very traumatic to read. It's being comped to "Jenny Han and Becky Albertalli" and I think that marketing is a huge disservice to it. Yes, it has some cute highschool/first love m...

  • Larry H

    Being true to yourself may be the hardest thing to do, but it’s the only thing. That's the message at the core of Tobly McSmith's Stay Gold .As a military kid, Pony knows about starting over all ...

  • Mimi

    okay, I very rarely do these trigger warnings but since this book is marketed as similar to To All the Boys I've Loved Before and said to be all fun and games, I feel like there need to be trigger war...

  • Caidyn (BW Reviews; he/him/his)

    The more I've thought about this book, the less I feel like it's a round up book for me. There are aspects of I don't like at all and think has a bad message. Also, the marketing is insane around this...

  • JD

    I don't often include reviews with my ratings but I found myself so conflicted after reading this book that I felt the need to say something and actually ended up writing a considerable amount. I don'...

  • Sophie Elaina

    I didn’t love the way this was written at the beginning, it was a little cheesy, but it did get better throughout and I did get used to it. But the first-person addressing the reader style isn’t a...