Just started this last night and I‘m completely hooked. I love this family.
i‘m hooked on this one 🧚♀️✨ i don‘t think i would‘ve read this one without reese‘s recommendation - just being honest - but now at pg 180 & going strong. (ok technically it was on my book wishlist and husband got it for me on christmas ♥️)
right now i love/hate the way the chapters end in part II. i‘m here for this! 🤓
#cliffhangers #thisishowitalwaysis #reesesbookclub
Very moving portrayal of a warm and loving family raising a transgender child. It gets into the complexities of gender identity for a child, decisions that must be made, and the emotional impact.. Lots of wonderful characters. Loved the grandma, and the discussions between the parents. At first I thought the narration might be too witty/precious but I ended up really liking the style and it felt more real as the book progressed.
Frankel crafts a story that is by turns politically correct and relevant for all of us. No matter your beliefs, transgender kids are coming out earlier than ever. This novel gives readers a chance to experience the events and feelings around gender identity mostly from the parental perspective, albeit fictitious. Parts were too perfect, but a lot was charming and real. My IRL book group loved it.
Full review on my blog: https://wp.me/p8swP2-7aN
I‘m about a fourth of the way through this book and I love it so far. It‘s a large, chaotic, loving family dealing with their fifth son who may have body dysmorphia. Dresses and barrettes are fine at home, but what about kindergarten? (Ironically, I‘m reading this right after “George”, a middle reader about a transgender child, but I tend to read things as they drop into my library cart after being on a massive hold list.)Can‘t wait to read on.
This book takes on difficult, relevant issues and handles them with honestly, sincerity, fiercely and with humor, never shying away from the hard questions. Penn and Rose love their kids fiercely, protectively and with so much care, we as parents should all take note as a baseline for successfully raising children. Oh, a shout out to Mr. Tongo, not their doctor, but the best therapist ever celebrating each obstacle as amazing.
This book was recommended to me as a mother and educator. I shed a few tears in chapter one and I‘m really enjoying the story and wish I knew this family.
#namastepositive This was a good week for me for #bfc
Got in all my water, made it to Pilates and wish I could add more classes per month. Meeting my reading goal.
This week I plan to add in journaling my food.
Shoutout to my fiancé for gifting me this thanks to his prime day savings. Has anybody read this yet? I keep hearing a lot of good things about it. I can‘t wait for it to get here.
Well, I finished my read(s) for #LMPBC and still have a month left. I am not sure if I send it now or wait, but it was definitely a very good read and I hope the rest of #GroupO will enjoy it. Also, I am not sure how it happened, but I ended up reading a graphic novel with similar themes for #GroupU (also really good). If you want to read more diverse/LGBT themed books, I highly recommend both of these! #lgbtreads #bbrc #yeahbaby #goodreadsfind
I absolutely LOVED this book! Everything about it wonderful: the story, the writing, the layers - the whole package. It‘s a beautiful tale of family and transformations, fairy tale and real life, examined through the lens of gender-coding and queerness. #pridemonth 🏳️🌈
Been waiting a while for this one to come available at the library.
My reading buddy is not nearly as excited as I am about it. 🐶📚 #dogsoflitsy
1. This Is How It Always Is,The Broken Earth Series, Priory of the Orange Tree,Where The Crawdads Sing
2. We‘ll Sleep When Were Old
3. Yes! The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern,The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alice E Harrow,Gideon The Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
4. 25 and I am already at 13 😁
Thanks for the tag @Ofclumsywords
5. @Nute @sudi
#Booked2019 - Spring - Food on the Cover
@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage
So many issues in parenting are unclear. Life comes at us in shades of gray more often than not. Yes, the novel features a character struggling with gender identity from a young age. However, this book is at its heart about a loving family doing their best. It is also filled with a quirky cast of characters which I just really crave sometimes. 💗
📕 Yes, every couple of years or so.
📗 Lighter reads to break up the heavier stuff helps (graphic novels or Sarah Addison Allen books, for example). It's ok to take a break. Reading should stay fun. 😊 One light read favorite: Garden Spells.
📘 I love when fantasy and realism bleed into each other. Ex: Carry On (Rainbow Rowell) and American Gods [Neil Gaiman).
📕 🤗 @the_book_hoarder @JulieSouo @conceptDawg
That‘s what all stories want. They want to get out, get told, get heard. Otherwise, what‘s the point of stories? They want to help little boys go to sleep. They want to help stubborn mamas fall in love with dads. They want to teach people things and make them laugh and cry.
Dear Littens: I'm sorry I've been MIA for a few days. I've been in Washington DC at the Save the Children Action Network Advocacy Summit. Yesterday, we had a good day on the Hill, talking to our legislators about how we can work together to help kids in the US and around the world.
I finished tagged book on 3/31 (Day 1 in DC). I liked, but didn't love, it. Poppy was my favorite character. Overall, book could have been better w/tighter writing.
Such a beautiful story. I‘ve read some reviews that criticize it for sugarcoating but I thought Frankel did a great job of showing the ugly side of what Transgender people have to deal with from ignorant and hateful people. Obviously most people do not have a family who is immediately so supportive, especially at the age she comes out, but hopefully this book will help others understand and be less judgmental.
Wow, what a great book!
Reading this book, I felt like I was part of this wonderful family. The author created such wonderful characters. I loved the family dynamic.
I‘ve never read anything regarding this topic before and it certainly made me think. A lot! This is a lovely book. It will resonate with parents everywhere. A story of acceptance and unconditional love.
This is somewhere between a pick and so-so for me. I really liked the chaos of the Walsh-Adams family, and I think a book dealing with raising a transgender child is a very worthy subject matter. I had a few issues with some of the stereotypes presented here, and the writing style was long and rambling. Still, would recommend. 3.5⭐️
P.S. #LitsyLove received from @bookish_wookish @aroc @WeeziesBooks - replies going in the mail tomorrow!
No idea what this book is about, as I bought on a 99p whim and forgot why. But it seems to get Litsy love so I'm diving in. Paired with a blackberry mint julep, which is so strong, that I may not remember the book even after I actually read it.
Lol I love this! #quote
P.S. Dear @sweetpealsd I was hoping to have your package for #LMPBC in the mail last week but I wanted to send both at once, so I‘m finishing this one first. Again, a thousand apologies for the long delay!
Loved, loved, loved this one ! As a parent I could completely relate to wanting the best for my children! I fell in love with this family and their love for one another! I‘ve been telling everyone about this book! I think it will be a favorite of 2019!
Not finding this as riveting as I thought it might be...but I have to finish it for my book club meeting tomorrow night.
I don‘t think I can say enough good things about this book. It was such an amazing story about a five year old boy who wants to be a girl when he grows up. Underneath that though the story is about family and parenting and unconditional love.
I highly recommend reading this book!
“Tell your story. That is what we all must do.”
“That‘s not magic,” said Grumwald.
“Of course it is,” said the witch. “Story is the best magic there is.”