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#I Put A Blast On #put a blast on and the blog but I want to put it out here as well to people I m friends with and followIf I see you eadingreviewing this book on my dashboard you will be unfollowed Perhaps you think that you No Limits (Brutal Master re just wanting to join in on the book and decide for yourself what you think Good for you I still do not want to see peopleeading and perhaps defending a book that has every single trans eviewer saying that it S Blatantly Transphobic 33119 blatantly transphobic 33119 I have not ead thisWanted to get that out there first you knowSecond I m transgenderAnd I hate that title It sounds so ignorant Based on Essays One reviews perhaps that s the point of it but I hate it Seriously It comes across as so transphobic and ignorant It sounds like it should have been published in the early 2000s when it was a teensy bit acceptable Doesn t excuse it but it was okayAs an ownvoices person that title alone means I probably won tead this book Breaks my heart because I enjoy this author but seriously it just sounds so fucking bad I m tired of books that other the trans communityIt s even worse since I found out about this book on International Transgender Day of Visibility This is shit that makes us other and novel We e weird and special and even if we present as a gender identity other than what we were born as we are still inherently the. Sam
Waver's life has always been pretty uiet A bit of a loner he struggles to make friends and his busy life has always been pretty uiet A bit of a loner he struggles to make friends and his busy often make him feel invisibleLuckily for Sam his older brother Jason has always been there for him Sam idolises Jason ,
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To a single trans person while writing this book 10 It s transphobic Simple as thatDon t ead this book Hold out hope for better books about trans people written by authors that actually know what they e talking about Trans eaders and writers shouldn t have
to do the work for you this title and synopsis are obviously violently transphobicdo the work for you this title and synopsis are obviously violently transphobic in their misgendering and of Jessica and their centering of cis characters feelings but since trans people are telling you how painful and harmful this book is please listen to them Everything about the outside of this book is a huge ed flag for trans eaders The title and the blurb scream that this is yet another story that uses our lives and struggles as the backdrop to talk about how hard it is for the cis people in our lives to deal with us I am sick and tired of stories about disabled people that are centered around the ableds around them stories about POC that are centered around the white people around them and stories about trans people that are centered around the cis people around them Stop doing this It s been done a million times we don t need your hot take too Let marginalised people write their own damn stories and stop using us as grist for your mill John Boyne stop misrepresenting marginalized children through the perspectives of children he himself can elate to challenge. G time A secret which uickly threatens to tear them all apart His parents don't want to know and Sam simply doesn't understandBecause what do you do when your brother says he's not your brother at all That he's actually your sister. Gender that we don t identify as anyWow Writing this eview Made Me My me switch my shelf from maybe to never I can t bring myself to ead a book that sounds harmful to the community These are my own thoughts too Just eading that title was triggering to me 10 things I hate about My Brother s Name is Jessica 1 It constantly deadnames and misgenders the trans character 2 It views the trans character as a problem that our cis protagonist has to deal with 3 The only character who outright supports the trans character is pretty much a cartoon character4 The sub plot involving the mum s career is seen as having greater importance than the trans character s arc which is SUPPOSED to be the entire point of the book5 We e supposed to feel bad for the cis protag because he s so confused about his trans sister 6 It treats trans people like others as if trans people can t have stories of their own they have to be seen through a cis lens7 I eally couldn t care less abouttheir misgenderingin their misgendering
the 14 year old cis protagonist s omantic subplot I eally couldn14 year old cis protagonist s omantic subplot I eally couldn What is the point The Straights are at it again folks 8 The trans character Jessica is barely present for the last 3rd of the book The book s already eally short but the fact that she s barely a part of it is just offensive9 John Boyne is cis and obviously did no esearch into what its like to be trans or talked. Ho seems to have life sorted he's kind popular amazing at football and girls are falling over themselves to date himBut then one evening Jason calls his family together to tell them that he's been struggling with a secret for a lon.