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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
    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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    L.C. Perry
    Feb 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    *SPOILER-FREE REVIEW*

    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
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    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.
    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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    Lisa
    Feb 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    [The ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.]

    - 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
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    AJ
    May 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
    There is so much to love about this book. I love Felix as a character, and how open and vulnerable he comes across to me, as the reader, even if he isn't quite like that with the other characters in the book. I also love that this openness and vulnerability is something that you feel in the book itself, so much so that it's difficult to not be totally charmed by it. It's such an honest and authentic book, filled with so many wonderful things, including tackling difficult subjects like ...more
    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
    Carolina
    Feb 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    I JUST WANT A PHYSICAL COPY OF THIS BEAUTY SO I CAN HUG IT FOR THE REST OF ETERNITY
    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
    Adiba Jaigirdar
    This was such a wonderful book. I loved that it was about a lot of things - transphobia both inside and outside the queer community, toxic friendships, different privileges within the queer community, love, identity - but ultimately, it was really just about Felix. It so powerfully portrays Felix' growth as a character, him trying to figure out who he is and finding his happiness. It resonated with me so much, and I know it'll resonate with so many others too.
    raphael ✧
    would you LOOK at this cover !!!!!! i am!!!!!! in love !!!
    The Artisan Geek
    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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    Sophie_The_Jedi_Knight
    10/20/19:
    That cover is the most adorable thing I've ever seen of course I'm reading this
    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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    Leo
    Feb 11, 2020 marked it as to-read
    20transty hits again
    Megan Jackson
    Feb 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: ya, contemporary, romance
    I am still collecting my thoughts. This story is vital, and as a librarian I can't wait to put it in the hands of my trans and nonbinary teens.

    Charlie Rose
    Feb 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    Wow. This is a phenomenal masterpiece. Raw and honest and through out it all telling you that you are worthy of love, from others and most importantly yourself.

    WORDS CANNOT EXPRESS MY LOVE FOR THIS COVER
    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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    Review copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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    Sierra
    Agghh. I love Felix. I love Ezra. Kacen Callender is amazing.
    Perry Jones
    This is the most beautiful cover i have ever seen.....
    Rachel Rothe
    Feb 17, 2020 rated it liked it
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