My Mini Thoughts

I wasn’t prepared on how powerful and important this book would be.  I have read raving reviews, and the cover alone is intriguing.  I’m trying to be more diverse in my reading, and this was such a great start.  I read this on Libby through the library, but I want/need my own copy ASAP!

Felix’s story is both heartwarming and heartbreaking.  I learned a lot while reading, and I have to admit when Ezra and Felix were approached by the older gentleman on the train I was expecting the worst.  Thankfully what I assumed was going to happen did not.  However it was pointed out in a buddy read that the older man automatically assumed Felix and Ezra were a couple when they are not.  One lady in the group said that platonic affection needs to be more normalized, and I had never thought about it that way, but she’s right!

The heartbreaking part of this story to me was Felix’s unsent emails to his mom who had abandoned him and his father.  As a mother I can’t even imagine walking away from my child/children.

All the feelings while reading this one, and I think it’s such an important story even if it is fiction!  This one is available now!

This one gets all the love!

Wine Pairing: St Supéry Sauvignon Blanc 2017

 

Goodreads Synopsis

Felix Love has never been in love—and, yes, he’s painfully aware of the irony. He desperately wants to know what it’s like and why it seems so easy for everyone but him to find someone. What’s worse is that, even though he is proud of his identity, Felix also secretly fears that he’s one marginalization too many—Black, queer, and transgender—to ever get his own happily-ever-after.

When an anonymous student begins sending him transphobic messages—after publicly posting Felix’s deadname alongside images of him before he transitioned—Felix comes up with a plan for revenge. What he didn’t count on: his catfish scenario landing him in a quasi–love triangle….

But as he navigates his complicated feelings, Felix begins a journey of questioning and self-discovery that helps redefine his most important relationship: how he feels about himself.

Felix Ever After is an honest and layered story about identity, falling in love, and recognizing the love you deserve.