Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical (hermionesviolin) wrote,
Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical
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Parrotfish (Ellen Wittlinger, 2007) [2010-01-22]

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♥ Yes, this book is About Being Trans, and it is Educating you the reader, but it's so good. (Caveat: The exoticization of one of the secondary characters made me uncomfortable.) Yes, things go much more easily happily than is likely realistic, but people deserve to see lives like theirs reflected in positive ways. The dead/evil cliche has been around long enough. Especially since I think this is the ONLY ya book with a trans protagonist. (Lee Wind's Transgender Teen Characters/Themes list has a couple YA books -- The Suicide Year and The Sweet In-Between: A Novel -- which I haven't read yet but which seem more like the protagonist cross-dresses because of a particular situation, so it may deal with gender issues but it doesn't actually have a trans protagonist per se.)
Tags: books: queer, books: read, books: ya, issues: trans
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