Golden Boy by Abigail Tarttelin

Golden Boy by Abigail Tarttelin

Rating: 10/10

Themes: Young Adult, Inter-sex, Gender Identity, Family & Relationships

Notes: Trigger warning- rape/ sexual abuse, suicide. [14+]

Review: I knew as soon as I started reading Golden Boy it would become one of my favorite books.  This story is told from multiple perspectives, but the plot revolves around main character Max. Max is inter-sex and Abigail tackles very complex issues, such as how the family deal with Max’s inter sexuality and gender identity. It is a shockingly sophisticated summary of the issues Max deals with but has a writing style that seems effortless and detailed- this makes the book very intriguing. This book is also not for the fainthearted (triggers are listed in Notes) but the power of Abigail’s writing shows in how emotional I was when reading Golden Boy. Created many interesting discussions about gender and family life that I would not have explored without reading Golden Boy.

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