Rufus + Syd

Rufus Syd The world is big and changing but Vermillion Georgia like so many small towns exists in a time warp Rufus a fifteen year old budding painter with flame red hair is so pale and skinny that one of h

  • Title: Rufus + Syd
  • Author: Robin Lippincott Julia Watts
  • ISBN: 9781634763929
  • Page: 333
  • Format: ebook
  • The world is big and changing, but Vermillion, Georgia, like so many small towns, exists in a time warp Rufus a fifteen year old budding painter with flame red hair is so pale and skinny that one of his nicknames is Matchstick He is also gay and a synesthete, with right wing Christian parents Syd spiky haired, smart mouthed, and tired of having to act like a parent toThe world is big and changing, but Vermillion, Georgia, like so many small towns, exists in a time warp Rufus a fifteen year old budding painter with flame red hair is so pale and skinny that one of his nicknames is Matchstick He is also gay and a synesthete, with right wing Christian parents Syd spiky haired, smart mouthed, and tired of having to act like a parent to her own mother isn t sure what she s into, except for old movies, black eyeliner, and black coffee.When Rufus and Syd find one another, they start finding themselves too, with the unlikely help of two Vermillion natives Josephine, an old bohemian, who for many years ran a repertory cinema in Chicago with her late husband, and Cole, a middle aged gay man suffering from brain damage due to the horrific hate crime perpetrated against him in his youth.When the pressures of small town life in the Bible Belt begin to build, Rufus and Syd, proud atheists, need the strength they ve found together to survive.

    One thought on “Rufus + Syd”

    1. This quirky, irreverent and perfectly observed book is a story for every kid who just doesn’t belong in his or her small town. Alternately narrated by Rufus, a skinny ginger artist, and Syd, a newcomer from the wrong side of the tracks, both voices are witty, sarcastic and uncomfortably honest. Both Syd and Rufus are desperately lonely but unable and unwilling to attempt to fit in with their peers.I love the unlikely friendships Syd and Rufus forge with the other outsiders in their small town [...]

    2. A cute, pure book about friendship and following your dreams. Was good until the last 15% of the book, then it got AMAZING. A happy ending.

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