A revelatory YA novel about a transgender teen grappling with identity and self-discovery while falling in love for the first time.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Felix Love has never beeninlove--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 Afteris an honest and layered story about identity, falling in love, and recognizing the love you deserve.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Kacen Callenderis originally from Saint Thomas, in the US Virgin Islands. Kacen has a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and an MFA from the New School's writing for children program. They are also the author of the young adult novelThis Is Kind of an Epic Love Storyand the middle grade novelHurricane Child,winner of the Stonewall Book Award and Lambda Literary Award.
They can be found online at www.kacencallender.com.