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Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender

margotpolo's review

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emotional funny hopeful reflective fast-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

3.75

mothman_books's review against another edition

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5.0

my new favorite book, everyone, especially trans and queer people should read.

eestellar's review against another edition

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emotional hopeful 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

2.75

The beginning was slow and hard to get into, the middle was good and the end was too fast. It wasn't a terrible book, I just expected to like it more. I also had a hard time suspending belief that a teenager could get surgery and hormones, but that's probably because it feels so hopeless to me as an adult. 

monicadee88's review against another edition

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5.0

This book! Gah, this book. It is poignant, vulnerable, honest, raw, heartbreaking, inspiring...all those and more. Even as a white, hetero, cis female, I thoroughly enjoyed Felix Ever After, and I am so glad that it exists for those youbg adults who are struggling with thwir identity and their place in the world.

may_books20's review against another edition

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5.0

Felix Ever After is very similar to Ace of Spades, except more coming-of-age and less psych thriller. Very sweet and thoughtful. It was interesting to hear Felix’s insight on being poor, Black, queer and transgender in New York. The way his experience and pain was described is very stunning and thought-provoking. It felt like it was more important for Felix to figure out who he was than it was to find out the identity of grandequeen69 (or whatever their name was). So, although it wasn’t as exciting as I wanted, this book definitely made me feel warm and fuzzy inside. It’s a story of love and loss, family and friendship, and most significantly, the importance of being able to express your identity however you see fit, without judgement or hate.

alienboy's review against another edition

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emotional inspiring reflective 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

4.5

arielwip's review against another edition

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challenging emotional informative reflective tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.5

Overall, I enjoyed parts of the book and, while the characters annoyed me, I did still appreciate the craft and the journey and the occasional emotional connection. 

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marchagro's review against another edition

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funny reflective relaxing 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? It's complicated

3.75

anika_tpwk's review against another edition

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emotional hopeful inspiring reflective 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

4.5

ilopes18's review against another edition

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emotional hopeful reflective 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

4.5