Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books
From the jacket:
How many secrets can you hide in plain sight?
Sprout Bradford has a secret. It’s not what you think—he’ll tell you he’s gay. He’ll tell you about his dad’s drinking and his mother’s death. The green fingerprints everywhere tell you when he last dyed his hair.
But no one is prepared to talk about what happens when Sprout’s very personal choices have a profound effect on the lives around him—even as he tries his hardest to simply observe his world.
From hilarious tutorials with a teacher determined that he win the state essay-writing award to the frustrations of trying to find a boyfriend in the middle of nowhere, Sprout creates an exquisite and unforgettable life from the dust of the lonely prairie landscape.