F2m : The Boy within

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School-leaver Skye plays guitar in her all-female Chronic Cramps band. Making her name in the punk/indie scene is easier than FTM (female to male) transitioning: from Skye to Finn, from girl to man. Uncovering genetic mysteries about family heritage tear the family apart.Trans gender identity is more than injections and surgery, it's about acceptance. Going public, Finn sings ftm lyrics on TV. With a little help from bemused mates and family who don't want to lose a daughter, but who love their teenager, Finn is transitioning.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 330 pages
  • 133 x 200 x 23mm | 332g
  • Collingwood, VIC, Australia
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1876462906
  • 9781876462901
  • 574,391

About Hazel Edwards

Best known for There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake, Melbourne based Hazel Edwards (www.hazeledwards.com) has also written YA novels and adult non-fiction including Difficult Personalities. Family friends, they co-wrote online and via webcam. New Zealand-based Ryan Kennedy lived as a female until his transition to a male at 27. Ryan works in IT and is a passionate environmentalist and musician.
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180 ratings
3.37 out of 5 stars
5 24% (44)
4 21% (37)
3 30% (54)
2 18% (33)
1 7% (12)

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This is an incredible book. It is something completely different but also highly important in today's society. I love that F2M is written from the young person's perspective, it really allows any reader to enter into the character's life and appreciate and empathise with the struggles this young individual experiences. I feel this book would be a great reccommended read, not only for adolescents themselves, but also for those who live and work with young people. I think teachers and parents, for example, would benefit from this book as it expresses so much hidden turmoil that may not be recognised beyond mere 'teenage' behaviour. Also, for young people, this book is both accessible and engaging in a way that allows them to perhaps see alternative view points and perspectives, raising an ethical issue similar to many moral dilemmas they are likely to face within themselves and with peers as they mature. I could imagine this novel would be a wonderful tool of communication for situations when discussion may be impeded through emotional volatility and intensity, lack of understanding or receptiveness, confusion, or simply the depth and complexity of talking about a highly personal experience.show more
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