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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 Everything about the outside of this book is a huge red flag for trans readers 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

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My Brother's Name Is JessicaG 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 siste 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're 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 really couldn't care less about the 14 year old cis protagonist's romantic subplot I really couldn't 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 really short but the fact that she's barely a part of it is just offensive9 John Boyne is cis and obviously did no research into what its like to be trans or talked to a single trans person while writing this book 10 It's transphobic Simple as thatDon't read this book Hold out hope for better books about trans people written by authors that actually know what they're talking about

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kindle ✓ My Brother's Name Is Jessica Paperback Î [Ebook] ➩ My Brother's Name Is Jessica By John Boyne – Gym-apparel.co.uk Sam Waver's life has always been pretty uiet A bit of a loner he struggles to make friends and his busy parents often make him feel invisibleLuckily for Sam his older brother Jason has always bSam Waver's life has always been pretty uiet A bit of a loner he struggles to make friends and his busy parents often make him feel invisibleLuckily for Sam his older brother Jason has always been there for him Sam idolises Jason w This book has been heavily criticised by transgender community for its allegedly insensitive title and there are numerous one star reviews on GR from people who admit to have never even read the book Well I read it and despite the book being aimed at a younger audience this is a wonderful and enlightening read with an important timely topic made accessible to a wide range of readers The book includes an Afterword from John Boyne explaining why he decided to write a book with a transgender character The worst piece of advice anyone can give a writer is to write about what they know Who wants to do something so limiting? One of the reasons I write is because I want to explore the lives of other people I find it both interesting and challenging to write about what I don't know and to use my writing to learn about a subject to understand it and to represent it as authentically as possible in order to help others make sense of it tooI cannot agree There aren't enough books on this topic and I believe that books like this are educational if nothing elseSo please go read the book and give it the rating it deserves