Between Perfect & Real by Ray Stoeve

Young Adult

Between Perfect and Real by [Ray Stoeve]

Dean is a lesbian who realizes he is really a trans male when cast as Romeo. This book follows his struggles with coming out as trans to his friends, girlfriend, family and high school.
What drew me to this book is that I have had multiple students come out as trans to me the past few years. While I will never fully understand them, this book (and others like it) can help me to be a better ally.
I feel this book is important for people of all sexualities to read. By reading this, people are able to make connections to their own experiences and keep open minds in real life. Obviously it is important for the book to be out there for those who are going through something similar. Seeing your life reflected in books validates yourself.
This book was truly a great Own Voices book.
Many thanks to Net Galley for providing me with an ARC of this book.

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