Kacen Callender

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FELIX EVER AFTER

May 2020, Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins, 368 pp

From Stonewall and Lambda Literary Award-winning author Kacen Callender comes a poignant story of identity and self-discovery, layered with romance.

Felix Love has never been in love, and he’s painfully aware of the irony. What’s worse is that, despite being proud of his identity, Felix also secretly fears that he’s one marginalization too many—Black, queer, and transgender—to get his own happily ever after. But when his plans to get revenge on a transphobic anonymous bully via catfishing lands him in a quasi-love triangle, he’ll learn a thing or two about falling in love—and recognizing the love that may have been there all along.

FELIX EVER AFTER is an empowering, compulsively readable trans coming-of-age story with a happy and romantic ending. It deals with issues of gender identity and questioning, especially within the larger LGBTQIA+ community and features a cast of queer main characters of color who identify across the spectrum on their gender and sexuality—important intersectional representation not often seen in YA lit.

STARRED REVIEWS

SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL – “Full of warmth, love, and support, this is an important story and an essential purchase.”

PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY – “Callender (King and the Dragonflies) excels, producing an exhilarating cast of queer characters, many of whom are people of color, who are as relatable as they are realistic, and a whodunit that will keep readers guessing to the last twist… This top-notch depiction of a messy, complicated, romantic young artist navigating the bumpy road to self-love and self-determination sticks its landing at every turn.”

BOOKLIST – “From its stunning cover art to the rich, messy, nuanced narrative at its heart, this is an unforgettable story of friendship, heartbreak, forgiveness, and self-discovery, crafted by an author whose obvious respect for teen readers radiates from every page.”

ACCOLADES

  • Debuted on the Indie Bestsellers List

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PolishWydawnictwo Nowa Baśń
SpanishKakao Books
UKFaber

DRAMATIC RIGHTS

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TV series in development at Amazon.


Beth Phelan


Young Adult


Bullying

Coming-of-Age

Commercial

Contemporary

Diverse

LGBTQIA+

Realistic

Romance


Dramatic

Translation

UK