Felix Ever After
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 ...more
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The worst part about this book is that it’s too short.
I’m feeling so many emotions right now. So many. As soon as I read the blurb for this book, I just knew I needed to read this. I had never wanted to read a book so badly in my life, I kid you not, and the fact I got approved to review an early copy of this feels like a dream come true. As soon as I finished this novel, I was in tears. I just…I’m so happy this book exists. I’m happy I got to read Felix’s story. The ...more
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 ...more
"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 ...more
- CNs for this book: transmisia, off-page deadnaming, misgendering, harassment
- Felix is a great and relatable main character. He’s emotional and insecure and makes mistakes… he’s so real that it almost hurts.
- Ezra is such an angel! He is the perfect friend and everyone should have someone like him in their life.
- The story was very emotional and adressed a lot of important topics.
- Felix is ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more