(RE)CYCLER picks up the trail of Jack and Jill after the spectacular blow out at the senior prom. So what’s a girl (who’s sometimes a boy) supposed to do now that her cover is blown? Get the heck out of town, that’s what. With her loyal BFF, Ramie, and a ride from her boyfriend, Tommy, Jill sets out to make it on her own in a place where no one knows her name or her secret. New York City. But when Tommy heads West for the road trip he’s always dreamed of, Jill wonders if she’ll ever lose her virginity. And while Jack gets the most out of his newfound freedom, he can’t help but wonder if his previously cloistered life has deprived him of critical life skills—like how to make friends. The city is full of excitement and opportunity, but can Jack and Jill make it on their own? Or will their secret catch up with them?
“Packed with realistically emo adolescent pain, Jack and Jill’s journey of self-discovery is funny, heartwarming and just a little bit smutty. It won’t make sense without Cycler (2008), but it’s well worth the effort of reading both.”
“There’s plenty of YA literature that treats sexuality as a problem to structure a morality play, but McLaughlin transcends cliche, and delivers instead a book that is sexy, smart, surprising and fun, without skimping on the hard emotional stuff”
“a fresh story about the complexities of dating, friendship and becoming an adult when you have a tiny problem of being two different people.”
MTV’s Hollywood Crush
“hilarious and clever.”