I have been looking into this topic of Transgender and especially growing up Transgender in
America and came across this book
and I am glad I picked it up. I don’t have family members who are but I have
been curious ever since this has become okay to talk about in main stream America. The
author tells a coming of age story about John and how he struggles throughout high
school and into college with who he really is. He doesn’t feel accepted truly
in any gender definition of straight, or gay, but he is confused and disgusted
when his brother well meaning tries to show him some YouTube videos.
Not until College does he get to find out who he is, and what could/would make him happy.
Now, the author did make the vast majority of family and friends very accepting and I think that in the real world this may not be so clear cut. (I know my family wouldn’t be), but nevertheless John is frank and honest with his struggles and seeks therapeutic help to really get to the bottom of his feelings and I think that that is very important. A good and eye-opening book about growing up transgender, or even just growing up not fitting into the societal norms.