Ok, I'm going to be honest and say I only read 10 pages into this book, and knew without a doubt that I was going to LOVE this novel. Everything about this book was stunning from start to finish. I have never loved a character the way that I love Michael. In this novel we follow Michael from a very young age all the way to adult hood. Michael has known from the start that he was different from the other boys. Michael has always known that he prefers Barbie's to teenage mutant ninja turtles. When he plays "house" at school Michael only wants to play the "wife," never the husband. Michael has always known that he likes boys. This character, I think since we follow him from such a young age, was just so endearing and captivating to read. I grew very fond of this fictional character. We follow him as a child playing with Barbie's, then to middle school where he has found his love of musicals and singing and is now getting bullied for his "feminine" hobbies. Then to high school and "coming out," getting bullied and having his first real crush, all the way to finding himself and his love for drag in college. To me Michael is a real person and Dean Atta did an incredible job of bringing this character to life! This book was so well written and goes into such depth that we literally go through every emotion alongside Michael. I am genuinely attached to this character and I wish there was MORE! This was an easy 5 out of 5 stars. There was absolutely nothing that this book was lacking. It was complete perfection and I can't wait to read everything by Dean Atta. This book is also written in short verse, so it was an incredibly quick read, and well worth my time. I loved it so much I wish there was a sequel.

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