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Detransition, Baby, by Torrey Peters

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stormforest's review

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emotional funny reflective sad tense medium-paced
  • 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

a real gritty funny insight into queer lives and motherhood and the conflicts surrounding that

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balfies's review against another edition

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challenging dark emotional funny hopeful inspiring reflective fast-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

I devoured this in a day. It's not just as good as you've heard, it's better.

Brilliant, sensitive, funny, full of character, and able to divine the complex relationships between sex, sexuality, womanhood, trans identity, parenthood, and change. 

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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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fionag's review against another edition

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challenging emotional funny hopeful 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

3.75

Very complex book surrounding the layers of femininity, parenthood, past and present relationships, queerness and identity, and found family. Peters explores these with three very real and still flawed characters with dark humour spread throughout. This book is unspeakably queer and proud to be so, and I learned a lot about queerness and the fluidity of identity. Detransition Baby can be sad but that is not the main focus of the book, and indeed the ending really feels like a beginning for these characters. The slow paced nature of the book took me about 80ish pages to get into but I enjoyed it, probably the flashbacks more so. I found it really helpful to discuss this book with a book club and we have such an interesting time pulling out the themes. This is definitely a great debut full length novel and I wonder what Peters will do next. 

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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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defarge's review against another edition

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

4.5


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bootsmom3's review against another edition

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

5.0


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elliemae_britton's review against another edition

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

4.5


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