Stories are better when they hit close to home. Felix Ever After had me ensnared after the first couple pages. When I read this book I picture my sassy nephew whom is about the same age as Felix. This book talks a lot about LGBTQ+ issues and mindsets, so if being a little different bothers you, you may want to opt out of this book.
That being said this is one of the best books I’ve read recently. While I am not transgender and I’ve never had to deal with the turmoil that Felix struggles with throughout the story I felt as though I had a window through which I could see into Felix’s world. This is all around a feel-good story.
Here is Amazon’s description of Felix Ever After, by Kacen Callender:
“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 find someone. What’s worse is that, even though he is proud of his identity, Felix also secretly fears that he’s one marginalization too many—Black, queer, and transgender—to ever get his own happily-ever-after.
When an anonymous student begins sending him transphobic messages—after publicly posting Felix’s deadname alongside images of him before he transitioned—Felix comes up with a plan for revenge. What he didn’t count on: his catfish scenario landing him in a quasi–love triangle….
But as he navigates his complicated feelings, Felix begins a journey of questioning and self-discovery that helps redefine his most important relationship: how he feels about himself.
Felix Ever After is an honest and layered story about identity, falling in love, and recognizing the love you deserve.”
Here is the link to the book on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Felix-Ever-After-Kacen-Callender/dp/0062820257
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