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Parrotfish by Ellen Wittlinger
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Oct 17, 07

Read in October, 2007

am i allowed to be critical of a book of such monumental importance?

if i am, i have to say that i've read about three hundred books by better writers. but i've never read one about a teenaged ftm who is transitioning with pride and courage.

so, i'm conflicted.

issue driven books. morals. badly written dialogue. woefully pedestrian metaphors about christmas, babies, and napoleon dynamite.

then, pride and courage and sadness and confusion and good friends and family coming around.

what to say?
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message 1: by Timothy (new)

Timothy as my cat always says:

"even gays
must avoid cliches"

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