Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
There’s so much I love about this book. Felix is trans and kind of identifies as male, or at least more male than he (they?) does female, which is the sex he was born with. His dad has been somewhat supportive, allowing him to get top surgery and take hormones, but still treats Felix like a “daughter,” calling him by his dead-name or not using the proper pronouns and such. But worse, his mom left after he “came out” and hasn’t spoken to him since, leaving Felix questioning his self worth and whether or not he is worthy of being loved.
This book delves into Felix’s relationships with others and himself, and I really enjoyed being along for that journey. He deals with some bullying, decides he’s going to catfish his enemy thinking a certain person did something early on in the story but then changing how he felt about that person the more he talked to and got to know him, and there was a temporary love triangle I was having a hard time deciding how I wanted things to go there for a while with!! But definitely glad things ended the way they did and loved the grand gesture toward the end.
Basically, this was a very satisfying read, and I hope it gets read far and wide. It was a beautiful story with beautiful characters.
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