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Paperback This Is How It Always Is Book

ISBN: 1250088569

ISBN13: 9781250088567

This Is How It Always Is

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New York Times BestsellerThe Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick"Every once in a while, I read a book that opens my eyes in a way I never expected." --Reese Witherspoon (Reese's Book Club x Hello Sunshine book pick)People Magazine's Top 10 Books of 2017Amazon's Best Books of 2017: Top 20Amazon's Best Literature and Fiction of 2017Bustle's 17 Books Every Woman Should Read From 2017PopSugar's Our Favorite Books of the Year (So Far)Refinery29's...

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3 ratings

Not what it seems

I wanted to like this book so much. Unfortunately, the reality is that it's full of needlessly long-winded passages, poorly developed characters, the parents refer to their trans kid in uncomfortable ways, includes a ruthless and unnecessarily detailed description of violence against a trans woman, and a healthy dose of racism in part 3. It was focused on the parents virtue signaling rather than communicating with their daughter, the writing predictable and clumsy while trying to be quirky and endearing. It made me uncomfortable as a trans person to read, and I genuinely hope the author realizes it doesn't come off as the love letter to her trans daughter she intended. It had a few moments of coziness and endearing connection, but the bad, uninformed, and just plain tone-deafness of the novel really overtook the positives. I wouldn't recommend it to teach or entertain anyone

Incredible !

I have not even finished this book yet, and it is already one of the best books I have ever read. It is so important to read no matter what your age or your situation. It is elegantly written and so unapologetically honest.


This is such a beautifully written story about a family’s love. I couldn’t put it down. Highly recommend! 💛
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