Writer-performer Justin Sayre is gearing up for the release of his debut novel for young readers, Husky, and we've got an advance peek at the cover.
Penguin Young Readers Group officials describe the book as follows:
It’s the summer before high school, and Davis is worried. According to a friend, everybody gets one adjective to describe them at the beginning of the school year. Unfortunately, Davis has a pretty good idea what his adjective will be. But Davis hardly has time to think about high school, as the rest of his life is changing faster than ever before.
Best known for his monthly variety show, "The Meeting," Sayre says the book is "for anyone who has felt outside or uninvited," and features themes that extend beyond a young gay audience.
"I wanted to write something that spoke about that time in a young person's life, when they start to realize their body is not their own," he told The Huffington Post in an email. "That it, in some ways, belongs to other people, for them to love or criticize ... But I also wanted to write something about a regular kid. A sensitive kid, and I do think all kids are sensitive, we just teach them to cover up their real emotions."
Husky is slated for a Sept. 22 release. Take a look at the book cover below.