Friday, 1 June 2018

This is how it Always is By Laurie Frankle

This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankle is a novel about revelations, transformations, fairy tales, and family. And it’s about the ways this is how it always is: Change is always hard and miraculous and hard again, parenting is always a leap into the unknown with crossed fingers and full hearts, children grow but not always according to plan. And families with secrets don’t get to keep them forever.

An amazing book about a very relevant topic. Claude is a five year old, the youngest of five brothers, and loves peanut butter sandwiches. he also loves wearing a dress and dreams of being a princess. We he grows up, he wants to be a girl. His parents, Rosie and Penn want Claude to be whoever Claude wants to be. The struggles of a transgender child who knows from an early age what they want in a family that's supportive and encouraging, but is that what they need? Is it better to keep it secret or tell the world? In the end, the book is about the struggles and triumphs of an entire family. The book is told from multiple points of view, which keep the reader interested from the first page to the last.

Posted by Lesley