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Fool for Love

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The votes are in: marriage is between a man and a woman. What do two young people in love do, if those words don't work for them? Carys and Jami may be girls, but Carys has never willingly worn a dress and Jami, who has, is intersexed. Though being a teenager in love is never easy, for Carys and Jami falling in love with each other is a terrifying journey in self-discovery ...more
Paperback, 220 pages
Published August 31st 2005 by Lulu.com
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Sarah
Jul 28, 2011 rated it did not like it
This book clearly has good intentions in talking about queer/trans/intersex issues, but the writing was pretty bad. The situations were often so unrealistic, mostly because no teenager is that emotionally healthy, practical, and perfectly communicative, especially if they have been socially ostracized for years. Often the author seemed to get lazy and force the characters into melodramatic confrontations to preach that homophobia, heterosexism, and gender binary discrimination and hatred are wro ...more
Ellie
The main characters sound less like teenagers, and more like a PSA on intersex people. I wouldn't go so far as to say that the voice is preachy, but the overall tone is stilted. It meets a need, but I suspect it will be replaced when better fiction is written.
Sarah
Apr 20, 2010 added it
Shelves: gender, queer, young-adult
A sweet little book with a positive message for queer and questioning teens. It had some issues with pacing and plot as I recall, but the characters were nicely drawn.
The author sent it to me because she had mentioned one of my songs in the text - one of the teenagers listens to it on her CD player. It was pretty cool to see my name in print in that particular way.
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