Alex, a Latino transgender teen living in Hamilton, Ontario, struggles to reconcile his feelings with a real-life crush on a boy in his class from the relationship he has with a boy he knows online — only to find that the two were the same all along. Without overly graphic content, important issues youth face surrounding online messaging, social media and sexting are brought to light in a refreshing take on an LGTBQ+ relationship.
TRACY GOLDFARB is a writer and artist who is involved in the LBGTQ+ community. Tracy attended OCAD for sculpture and currently teaches fabrication skills at Humber College. Love, IRL is their first YA novel. Tracy lives in Toronto with their husband and two cats.