The Passing Playbook by Isaac Fitzsimons (Book Review)

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This is my own voices review, and I will tell you why in a second, but first, I need to settle down my thought and feelings about this novel. Yea, I feel a bit like a kid in the candy store reading this and not knowing where to start. It feels like the author took my life, added elements to it, changed my name and wrote it in a novel.

The first line that caught my eye was that God made you perfect; this way phase, and I heard a lot because I grew up in a church. I think they are two views on it, and this is something I have always had a hard time explaining since it is a confusing concept to me. It all comes down to beliefs; some believe that it is a journey to be yourself, and others believe that changing is a sin.

The issue of the bathrooms was brought up, and I think in Europe, it isn’t such a big deal as in America, so I don’t feel I’m the best person to talk about it. However, this view that I’m a trans guy. I go in a bathroom do my business, and I’m out of there as fast as possible. I can’t see how my genitals can cause so much of a division in opinion.

Sadly, I have to remark that most attacks against trans people happen in bathrooms, so I know what that fear is like because I felt it on my skin. I loved the way the family took on Spencer’s transition. On a personal level, this mirrored my life so much, and it took me to places in my life I prefer not to revisit. Having said all this, it is the easiest five stars I have ever given.


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