Review for The Novel Approach: “Beast” by Brie Spangler

This was a fantastic YA Contemporary about a kid suffering from gender dysphoria, only it isn’t exactly a trans story. Yes, Dylan (our dysphoric protagonist) does enter into a relationship with a trans girl, but the story is more about what she teaches him about him and his dysphoria, than about her and her struggles. Through her, Dylan realizes he can’t fix (what he sees as) the ugliness on the outside, but he can work on his inner ugliness.

His raw voice was the best part of this piece and I highly recommend this book.

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