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πŸ“š Bookish Thoughts πŸ“š β € β€œI’m not flaunting anything. I’m just existing. This is me. I can’t hide myself. I can’t disapp…

πŸ“š Bookish Thoughts πŸ“š
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β€œI’m not flaunting anything. I’m just existing. This is me. I can’t hide myself. I can’t disappear. And even if I could, I don’t fucking want to. I have the same right to be here. I have the same right to exist.”*
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πŸ“š Felix Ever After
by Kacen Callender
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*There are so many delicious quotable moments in this book!
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Felix Ever After is the story of a Black, queer, and transgender teenager struggling with identity, high school, and finding love. This novel addresses issues of discrimination within the LGBTQ+ community, the spectrum of gender identity, cyber bullying, friendship, love, and hate.
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I adored this heartfelt book! Felix is the fictional best friend you wish was real. His emotions, internal struggles, and responses to the world all come off very authentic. I buddy read this book with @jessreadit and found it hard to fully articulate. This whirlwind story simply packed too many noteworthy issues. To itemize a few of the reasons I enjoyed this book: Felix not having all the answers equated to relatable. Ezra’s loyalty and friendship was admirables and swoon worthy. Felix’s father… wow… just wow! I appreciated the unique usage of the love tropes as well as the rich diversity in the races of the characters. My dislikes to the novel all dealt with the villains so I won’t address those as they were probably intentional to the validity of the solid writing of this story.
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This book is worth the read. I would recommend this book to EVERYONE!
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This being the day after Father’s Day, I cannot help but to reflect the stellar dad represented in this book. The whole β€œmissing father” in the Black community stereotype is one I am always happy to see denounced in literature. What novels have you read depicting the positivity of black fatherhood?
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πŸ’‹xoxo,
Kat

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