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Detransition, Baby, by Torrey Peters

68 reviews

smallredboy's review against another edition

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challenging dark reflective slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

This book was... kind of a lot. I loved just how unrepentant it was about what it was, how much it didn't try to be palatable or to be "good rep". In fact, I love just how "bad rep" Reese is. All the characters felt very real, as much as sometimes I thought their choices weren't realistic. But everything came together in the last chapter. I also really liked the flashbacks to Amy and Reese's relationship, and the frank discussion of detransitioning and how it can happen for various reasons. How frank the book was spoke to me too; the unhealthy views of womanhood many women (cis and trans alike) have, dissociation during sex, et al.

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avadore's review

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emotional funny reflective tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

A queer romp with plenty of big questions and no interest in giving us answers. 

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forcesensitives's review

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emotional reflective tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.75


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vanadiumbean's review

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emotional funny reflective sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0


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spacecowpal's review

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emotional funny sad
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0


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sunny_'s review

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challenging dark emotional funny informative reflective sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.0

this was . SUCH a fascinating read omg . i rly appreciate how complex it was and how real and complicated the characters felt. it was my first adult fiction book so definitely a new experience and i’m rly glad i started w this one! 

i think the exploration of being trans specifically a trans woman was given so much range and depth and i rly appreciate the aspects of the trans experience that were described. this was honestly pretty i informative and i thought having all three characters’ povs was super cool and done very well.

i’m not sure how i feel ab the ending but i think it makes sense and i’m definitely satisfied w this book solely bc the story had so many layer and parts to it, all of which were given enough attention that i felt complete/had closure w them. overall i’d def recommend! 

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spookieboogie's review

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challenging emotional reflective slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

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beaubaggins's review

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challenging emotional hopeful informative reflective slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

I didn’t expect to connect with this story as much as I did. The topic of detransitioning is one I have always strayed away from, just based on the assumptions and judgements I’ve experienced since beginning my transition. I didn’t expect to understand and relate to the story of someone who has detransitioned so much, but in fact my heart ached while reading every chapter because the words resonated so well with my own feelings, experiences, and insecurities as a trans person. I would recommend this book to anyone curious about understanding the decision to detransition and what it is like to be a trans person in the world navigating relationships, love, and family.

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susiehheller's review

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dark emotional funny hopeful informative fast-paced

4.5


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courtniep's review

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challenging dark emotional funny informative inspiring reflective sad tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0


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