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Well written story but misgendering

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-08-2019

I thought the overall story and performance were good, but I felt that the theme of the story centering around gender identity of a gender diverse person was not handled sensitively. I am grateful that there are storylines covering important issues like gender and sexuality but I feel that the author could have maybe researched the experiences of more gender diverse people to get a true idea of what their experiences are and how it feels to be misgendered or 'dead named' (referred to in their given name). I don't feel that the way the character Jessica is referred to and talked about in this book is respectful.

Trigger warnings

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-03-2019

This book is beautiful and well written but it requires trigger warnings. I couldn’t finish it and have needed a year of therapy to try and deal with what it brought up. I still have flashbacks that stop me sleeping because of the book. As I say, very week written and insightful but be mindful of victims of abuse and know you can help them by offering some form of warning about the triggering content