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From Stonewall and Lambda Award–winning author Kacen Callender comes a revelatory YA novel about a transgender teen grappling with identity and self-discovery while falling in love for the first time.

Felix Love has never been in love—and, yes, he’s painfully aware of the irony. He desperately wants to know what it’s like and why it seems so easy for everyone but him to
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ebook, 368 pages
Published 2020 by HarperCollins
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Cece (ProblemsOfaBookNerd)
So overwhelmed with love for this cover with a queer poc main character with top surgery scars. It's so visible and incredible I can't handle it.
Dahlia
Hello yes this was really wonderful and well-drawn and so full of warmth amid the hate, and drew such good examples of how nuanced relationships can be, how they can be both supportive and toxic at the same time, loving and confusing, exciting but brief. I also did not realize going in that this wasn't 100% a trans boy novel, but one of the best parts is seeing Felix juggle with the fact that even after being confident enough to medically transition, he's still not sure if he feels fully male. ...more
L.C. Perry
Dec 23, 2019 marked it as must-have  ·  review of another edition
My New Year's resolution includes having this book in my hands. I NEED IT.
AJ
May 21, 2019 marked it as arc-to-read
I need this yesterday!!
noah
Jan 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
this is without a doubt my absolute favourite book with a trans dude MC (he's a demiboy).

the trans rep was so authentic and beautiful. powerful stuff.

i think probably a lot of trans people worry that no one will ever love them, that they aren't worthy of love, so the exploration of someone's worth when they're black+queer+trans was ultimately very heart-warming.

the transphobia was a little hard to read, especially when felix engaged the anonymous transphobe in conversation, i was like BLOCK
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Nannette Matthews
Dec 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I finished this advanced reader copy within the span of a few hours. SO GOOD. SO WHOLESOME. SO VALIDATING. SO FULL OF LOVE. I'll try to process more and come back but UGH SO GOOD
Tyler J [They/He] Gray
I found out about this book here https://lgbtqreads.com/2019/12/23/lgb... and it says

"Callender is having a monster of a publication year, having released both an adult fantasy (Queen of the Conquered) and a queer Middle Grade contemporary (King and the Dragonflies) in the last six months. Now they’re capping it off with this extraordinary trans YA about a boy (usually, which is another part of the story, and one that I will happily spoil results in trad-pubbed YA having it’s first on-page
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Fanna
Dec 20, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2020-releases
- black, queer, transgender MC
- ownvoices rep
- exploring gender identity issues
- love triangle, romantic conclusion
Sophie_The_Jedi_Knight
10/20/19:
That cover is the most adorable thing I've ever seen of course I'm reading this
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Nov 27, 2019 marked it as to-read
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Lmao this premise, I used to watch a lot of catfish back in the day, can't wait for this to come out!! And we now also have a cover and it's so stunning!! So excited :D


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Chloe
Jan 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
*Spoiler free*

A book with a trans main character who wants to fall in love. That's basically all I needed to know to be sold. Then the cover was released. A POC, with top surgery scars so visible, and it's so bright and so full of life, it's just really something to behold. Trigger warnings: transphobia, racism, misgendering

I don't think I've ever fallen in love with a character as fast as I fell in love with Felix. I usually have to get to know a character to really feel a deep connection with
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Brianna Carrasco
Dec 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

As for the none-spoilers part of this review... This book was so good. I realized nearly half-way through the story that while I have read a few stories about transmasculine individuals, this was the first story from an ownvoices author. It really made a difference and made everything much more real and authentic. The story sort of reads as a Simon Vs mashed with a trans POC main character, The Best Tropes like
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Charlotte
This book has left a lasting impression on me. I love YA books, and I think that the market is expanding to include a lot of books with diverse characters written by own-voices authors. This book is wonderful, because while it focuses on one individual who is exploring their own gender identity ... it contains messages that can speak to so many people.

When the book opens, the reader meets Felix who is black, queer and transgender. He has his best friend, Ezra and he has art school, and he has
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Perry Jones
This is the most beautiful cover i have ever seen.....
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