You read about all kinds of non-traditional families but you have to wonder how a child feels when their mom or dad announces something like a sex change or in Soames’ case a father declares he’s breaking up with Mom and moving in with his guy lover. Soames lives in a really small town and looks and even moves like his father. I cringe for him as I read about what he experiences. That’s the beauty of books, you can go through all the emotions and come out stronger without suffering the slings physically.
In the end something really exciting happens to Soames and while that might not be the case for every kid who has to experience a lifestyle change like this, it does feel right to me. Even if everything goes wrong, wonderful things can happen too.
I read a lot more books than I posted about right here on this couch in my living room where the air conditioning makes it perfectly cool.