Free Book Friday: Wired Man and Other Freaks of Nature

Happy Free Book Friday! First, congratulations to Christina Taylor (@cetaylor05), who’s won LGBTQ+ Athletes Claim the Field. Christina, please send your address to so we can get your book in the mail.

Today we’re giving away a copy of Wired Man and Other Freaks of Nature by Sashi Kaufman.

Ben Wireman is partially deaf and completely insecure. The only two things that make him feel normal are being a soccer goalie and hanging out with his best friend, Tyler Nuson. Tyler is the golden boy, worshiped by girls and guys alike, and he no longer seems interested in Ben. Without Tyler, Ben isn’t sure who he is anymore, or if Tyler is really as “normal” as Ben thought he was. Maybe hanging out with freaks like Ilona Pierce, who has tattoos, blue hair, and almost no friends, is what he needs.
This captivating novel explores the shifting dynamics of friendships and complex art of growing up. 
But don’t just take our word for it! Booklist said that Wired Man is “packed with depth, joy, and hope” in its starred review of the title. 
If you’d like a chance to win Wired Man and Other Freaks of Nature, please leave a comment on this post or send an email to that includes your first and last name. Or, tweet this line: 

Free Book Friday! Tweet to win WIRED MAN by @sashikaufman from  @CarolrhodaLab. 

US entries only, please. We’ll announce the winner on the blog on Friday, August 12. Good luck!