Kacen Callender

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May 2020, Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins, 368 pp

From National Book, 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.


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

PUBLISHERS 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.”


  • Won a Stonewall Honor
  • Debuted on the Indie Bestsellers List
  • Junior Library Guild Selection
  • A Vanity Fair and Forbes best book of 2020
  • A New York Public Library and Chicago Public library best book of 2020
  • A 2021 YALSA pick for best fiction for young adults


CatalanSembra Llibres
CzechEuromedia Group
English (UK)Faber
FrenchEditions Slalom
GermanBastei Lubbe AG
HebrewTal May Publishers
JapaneseOakla Publishing Co.
PolishWydawnictwo Nowa Baśń
Portuguese (Brazil)Editora Nacional
Portuguese (Portugal)Infinito Particular, Unipessoal, Lda.
RussianIndividuum/Popcorn Books
SpanishKakao Books


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