As you know, I have been trying this new thing for me where I tell you about a book I loved and share a free ebook link to that book if possible.
Why I picked this book?
What I wrote on Goodreads about this novel is the same reason I want to share it with you. Here is what I said: The last bit towards the end is heart-breakingly beautiful and really spoke to me as a trans guy. You can truly see that it is an own voices author. The world needs more characters like Obie. The last few lines touched me so much that I want to share them instead of the first lines like one powerful quote since it’s how it felt to me.
I am a proud transgender Korean American boy. I come from a German woman who survived World War II, who not
only spent most of her adolescence without her parents but then moved to the United States as a teenager, alone. I
come from strong Korean women who fled northern Korea on foot, carrying only the barest essentials and leaving everything else behind, who walked hundreds of miles for their freedom, who flew across the globe to find a better life
for their children. I come directly from all of this womanhood—from my mother, from my grandmothers and their mothers, too. And I come from my own assigned womanhood. My expected daughterhood.
And yet, here I stand today. A boy. A son. And in the future: a man.
Obie knew his transition would have ripple effects. He has to leave his swim coach, his pool, and his best friends. But it’s time for Obie to find where he truly belongs.
As Obie dives into a new team, though, things are strange. Obie always felt at home in the water, but now he can’t get his old coach out of his head. Even worse are the bullies that wait in the locker room and on the pool deck. Luckily, Obie has family behind him. And maybe some new friends too, including Charlie, his first crush. Obie is ready to prove he can be one of the fastest boys in the water–to his coach, his critics, and his biggest competition: himself.
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