#tbsreads Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender

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#tbsreads Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender

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It’s Pride Month, and I have yet to read anything Pride-esque. I saw this one on a list some time ago, and immediately put it on hold. I got to see Kacen Callender speak with Nic Stone and a few other people back in November. I didn’t manage to trade for his book at the ALAN Workshop, though.

Yesterday, I was scrolling through Instagram, and someone had posted about Felix Ever After in their stories. I’d mentioned that I needed it in my life.

Apparently the book gods heard me, because my hold came in about an hour later. And since I have the first round of allergy testing today, I’m likely going to be pretty close to done with it before the end of the day.

I’m not complaining about that.

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.

From Amazon

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