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65. Parrotfish - Ellen WittlingerPeople changed their hair and dieted themselves down to near death. They took steroids to build muscles and got breast implants and nose jobs so they resemble their favorite movie stars. They changed names and majors and jobs and husbands and wives. They changed religions and political parties. They move across the country or the world — even changed nationalities. Why was gender the one sacred thing we weren’t supposed to change? Who made that rule?I finally managed to borrow this book from a friend of mine, and I quite loved it. I find myself particularly interested in books surrounding questions of gender and sexuality (shock- I’m minoring in sexuality studies), and this is one that I would recommend. While the book is about a transgender boy, it really is a great book as a whole with quirky characters throughout.

65. Parrotfish - Ellen Wittlinger

People changed their hair and dieted themselves down to near death. They took steroids to build muscles and got breast implants and nose jobs so they resemble their favorite movie stars. They changed names and majors and jobs and husbands and wives. They changed religions and political parties. They move across the country or the world — even changed nationalities. Why was gender the one sacred thing we weren’t supposed to change? Who made that rule?

I finally managed to borrow this book from a friend of mine, and I quite loved it. I find myself particularly interested in books surrounding questions of gender and sexuality (shock- I’m minoring in sexuality studies), and this is one that I would recommend. While the book is about a transgender boy, it really is a great book as a whole with quirky characters throughout.