It’s pretty ambitious for a book’s synopsis to claim that a book will answer all of someone’s questions on a particular topic. Fortunately, for Kathryn Gonzales and Karen Rayne’s Trans+: Love, Sex, Romance, and Being You, I can honestly say that this book will at least answer a great many of your questions. Neither I, nor the book, can truly promise that the text within these pages will answer every question you have, of course. But the fact of the matter is that this is an incredibly informative and inclusive guide for navigating one’s gender identity.
There’s so much I didn’t know.
At 300+ pages, Trans+ really does its absolute best to educate its readers. This is something that I greatly appreciated as I picked up this book largely to develop my knowledge and understanding of this subject. As I do not fall into a category that would result in me identifying as Trans in any way, this is an area where my knowledge has been lacking for much of my life. And while this book is aimed at younger readers, teenagers who are in a period of their life where they find themselves uncertain and questioning about their gender identity, this book is still an incredibly useful resource for just about anyone.
I learned so much while reading this book. For that alone, I would say that this is an excellent read for literally anyone who is looking to better understand these topics. Whether you’re someone questioning your identity–teen or no–or you’re a parent trying to understand what your child is going through or even if you’re just looking to learn more about gender, gender dysphoria, coming out, puberty, the process of transitioning, or how it affects sex, relationships, and family, this is a great book to pick up.
I was provided a free copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.