About the book:
When Logan Witherspoon meets Sage Hendricks, he is drawn to her in ways he cannot explain. She’s different than the other girls at school, with her deep, sexy voice and ready smile. Logan falls for her easygoing nature and spends increasing amounts of time getting to know her, leading up to a kiss. That kiss changes everything when it leads Sage disclose her big secret: she was born biologically male. Logan is blindsided and betrayed by Sage’s admission and lashes out at her in rage. He separated himself from her, giving himself time to cool off and see the situation through different eyes. Logan regrets his rash behavior and attempts to rekindle their friendship, but reconciliation is difficult when the lines blur between friendship and love.
Miss Riki’s Review:
This was an incredibly complex and engaging novel. I loved seeing the story from Logan’s point of view, which is different than some of the other YA books about the transgender experience. I admired the honesty in which Logan is written. He struggles to reconcile his own preconceived notions with the very real emotions he feels for Sage and the result is an unflinching and honest portrayal of what it means to love someone for who they really are.
I do have to say that I at first found the ending to be a bit unsatisfying, but upon further reflection, it actually is the only way this story could have ended. Logan and Sage have a complicated and fractured relationship, and the way this book ended reflects that. There is no real way that these two characters could have a run-off-into-the-sunset happy ending, and yet they have a happy ending in their own way. I think my dissatisfaction with the ending is purely because I wanted so much for these two characters that they ultimately just couldn’t have.
This was a beautifully written book. I highly recommend it.