Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out - YA Review by Hannah W

Reader: Hannah W.
Age: 17
Title: Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out
Author: Susan Kuklin
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Pub Date: 2/11/14
Galley: No
Top 25: No
Convince us to read the book: The plot development was alright, a bit uneven as this book was a compilation of memoirs. I liked how the memoirs, while all connected due to their topics, could be read out of order or even stand alone.
Memorable or Forgettable: The narration of this book was unnecessary and slightly offensive. All of these memoirs were powerful and could speak for themselves. The narrator implied as though the reader needed a translation for theses memoirs. The narration greatly diminished the book and caused me to not finish reading the book.
Cover: The cover was quite good and accurately reflected the contents of the book.
Age Range: 16 through 18 and up
Quality: 2Q Needs more work
Popularity: 3P Some teen appeal

tags:  non-fiction / GLBT / transgender / gender neutral / memoirs / ya lit

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