- File Size: 487 KB
- Print Length: 215 pages
- Publication Date: October 16, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005WLK5GG
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #334,434 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Top customer reviews
A bit of a spoiler;
The main character is intersex. I'm also intersex.. I wasn't expecting this to be a plot point in this story.. But, I'm very glad it is.
I actually bought this book when I was sick at home, because of issues relating to my intersex condition.. I read one of Tanya's books before and just decided I should. I quite like her stories because unlike other tg stories, Tanya writes about intriguing characters whom happen to be dealing with gender issues. This, rather than sex fantasies that seem to populate most other tg stories. She also tends to put Christian elements in her stories, which I also love.
Anyways, this book I felt was written for me. I'm from Abingdon, I have Swedish relatives, I speak Swedish, and I'm intersex. I cried a lot as I read this book, to be very honest.
The main character's story is also much like my own.
I absolutely suggest buying this book.. And then I suggest reading all of her other books.
The plot line is relatively straight-forward, without the criminal/financial intrigue or science-fiction elements that she uses in many of her books. This lets the author focus on some of the agonies of a transexual revealing herself to her family and friends, and develop the relationships with her best girl friend and new boy friend as well as her family.
Like several of her books, foreign language skill is an important plot element, which I enjoy. There are no explicit erotic scenes which occur in some of her books, but there is a very believable romance.
There are several humorous elements while the plot addresses the medical and legal aspects of transition.
The plot flows smoothly and stays engaging. The book is well written with very few editing glitches.
I definitely recommend it.
Most recent customer reviews
I found it highly enjoyable.
The identity switch, in plain sight, was clever and amusing.