Felix Ever After

Felix Ever After by Kacen Callendar is a gorgeous and tender story of first love, self-love, trust, friendship and identity.
 

It’s easier, I think, to love someone you know won’t love you — to chase them, knowing they won’t feel the same way — than to love someone who might love you back. To risk loving each other and losing it all.

— Kacen Callender

 

Synopsis:

“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 Ever After is an honest and layered story about identity, falling in love, and recognizing the love you deserve.” – Harper Collins
 

Review:

This book is so unique in its cast of characters, which in itself makes it such an important book. Everyone deserves to see themselves in the pages of a lovely, empowering book. And this will be so powerful for so many people – Black, queer, trans, as well as people struggling with parent abandonment and bullying. ⠀

Many passages I underlined because they evoked a raw vulnerability that is so fresh and welcomed. (Books always get higher marks in my esteem if they can break me.)⠀

I didn’t love the catfishing, but realize that it happens, needs to be addressed, and became an integral part of a few healing journeys in this story. ⠀

Overall, a gorgeous and tender story of first love, self-love, trust, friendship and identity.
 

Book Details

Felix Ever After
by Kacen Callender
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published May 5th 2020 by Balzer + Bray

Summary

Everyone deserves to see themselves in the pages of a lovely, empowering book. And this will be so powerful for so many people - Black, queer, trans, as well as people struggling with parent abandonment and bullying. Definitely add this to your list!

— Cassie
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