Zenobia July

Zenobia July

The critically acclaimed author of Felix Yz crafts a bold, heartfelt story about a trans girl solving a cyber mystery and coming into her own. Zenobia July is starting a new life. She used to live in Arizona with her father; now she's in Maine with her aunts. She used to spend most of her time behind a computer screen, improving her impressive coding and hacking skills; now The critically acclaimed author of Felix Yz crafts a bold, heartfelt story about a trans girl solving a cyber mystery...

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  • Milo
    Jun 21, 2019

    Many thanks to Penguin Books for Young Readers for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review How can they not know? It just keeps happening that nobody sees and so I've kept going, but I'm always waiting for the hammer to fall, and I hate having this hammer over my head...

    Personal stuff below. So. Gender. What does it mean to me? Honestly, it's simple: "He" negates me. "He" erases me. I've always known that I'm different. Since I was little I knew that I wasn't a boy. I've never been completely sure that I'm the opposite, but I've always bee...

    Liked this trans girl MG so much. Really memorable and varied secondary cast, no deadnaming (though there is misgendering of another character), and I love that the MC is a cybergenius. ...

    E ARC from Edleweiss Plus Zenobia has moved from Arizona, where she lived with her dysfunctional father after the death of her mother, and is now living in Maine with her Aunt Lucy and her wife Phil. She is starting a new school, and rather nervous about it, especially since she is ...

    One thing I really like about Lisa Bunker's books is that the LGBT+ characters have actual stories instead of Just Being Gay (or trans, or what have you). In this one, Zenobia fights cybercrime while potentially commiting some of her own. She's trans, it's a major part of the story, bu...

    One of the best trans books I've read. I also really loved the author's delicate and honest portrayal of Christian Evangelism. I wish the editor had cut out the "interludes". I will be interested to see what those look like in the final print version. ...

    Okay, I really feel the need to have two separate reviews for this one. First, the story itself. It was...okay, but there was some pretty big issues with it, mainly with regards to the hacking. I'm not a hacker, but I do have some decent programming knowledge, and while some of the ...

    I really liked Zen and enjoyed reading her figure out who she could and would be, who she wanted to be friends with, how to see herself as she wants to. I love the family (related and chosen) and friends that she gains: the Aunties and Uncle Sprink, Arli, Dyna, and to a lesser extent C...

    TWs: bullying/cyberbullying/harassment, forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, religious fanaticism as a disguise for homophobia, and depictions of dysphoria ...

    I adored Felix Yz and loved this one as well. Zenobia was a great character and her growth was believable and heroic. Supporting characters were well-developed as well. I know just who is getting this book first at my school. I have quite a few students intensely interested in books wi...

    Originally posted on: The Quirky Book Nerd *I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review* This was an incredibly enjoyable read. There are so many intriguing aspects of this novel that captivated me right from the start. At its core, this is ...

    Zenobia is terrified to start a new school. Her life's been rough already--losing her mother some years ago, and now her father, and moving in with her father's sister and her wife in a different state. The terrifying thing, though? She's going to try going to her new school as a girl,...

    Zenobia has just moved to Maine from Arizona to live with her aunts after the death of her father. With her aunts? support, she?s begun presenting as her true self, a girl, full time, although she's not ready to come out as trans at school. Happily, she befriends genderqueer Arli, ...

    Most of it is well done (except for the random 1-2 page chapters from other people?s points of view about Zenobia - I?m sorry, but they just didn?t fit. Yanked me right out of the story without adding anything), but not my cup of tea. The characters are flawed in realistic ways, ...

    ?Zenobia July? is a heartwarming, middle-grade novel about a transgender girl who starts her new life in a new town with her aunts. I received this book from Penguin Teen Canada in exchange for an honest and free review. It sounded like a perfect read for Pride Month. I am ...

    This has been my favorite book of summer break! I loved Lisa Bunker's Felix Yz, so I was thrilled when this one showed up on my porch. Zenobia July is an excellent - and complicated, happy/sad, joyful - middle-grade book. Zenobia, her Aunties, and all the other characters are folks tha...

    Really liked this one. Main character is a middle school age trans girl who just moved across the country to live with her aunts. Adjusting to a new school is difficult, especially in terms of finding friends. This is complicated by the fact that her family has decided she should go st...

    ?????/5. YOU GUYS. Add this to your #TBR STAT if you work in a middle school. It?s phenomenal. I am about to do a terrible job describing it because I just cannot capture its amazingness in words that do it justice. ? Zen is starting over in a new state and new school ...

    Zenobia moves to a new town to live with her Aunties and quickly discovers a small group of friends she feels comfortable with. Well, mostly. Zenobia just wants to be a girl, not the trans girl, so she keeps her secret hidden. When someone outs a trans boy at her school, she suddenly f...

    I loved this book, which was totally different from the author's first book but just as powerful in its own regard. The way this author handles gender stuff is just phenomenal, incorporating specific experiences that trans and nonbinary people have that are rarely, if ever, featured in...

    Zenobia is starting a life new life being her true self with her Aunts' in Maine after her fathers death in Arizona. She's never been able to be her true self before, and now that she can be she's a little nervous about it. She still has her mad-hacking skills to use an escape but it's...

    After Zenobia's father dies, she goes to live with her aunts in their small New Hampshire town. This gives her the opportunity to start at a new school as the girl she has always known that she is. It is a rough transition, filled with guilt and self-doubt. Zenobia finds new friends bu...

    Zenobia July is the story of Zenobia, a young trans girl from Arizona who moves to Maine to live with her aunts after the sudden death of her father. The book deals with some very complex issues in what I think was a very well done manner. Zenobia is struggling to come to grips not onl...

    I was a big fan of this book. I really appreciated how many queer characters there were, instead of the typical narrative of the single trans kid explaining their identity to everyone around them. Here, zen was surrounded by people who loved and supported her, which was so good to read...

    I spent today reading "Zenobia July"; it was a joyous day, a wonderful read. Young Adult or not, the book moved me in so many ways. The reality of Zenobia's angst, fear, creativity, and goodness and love are paced perfectly - for any age reader. The other characters are all interesting...

    I loved, loved, loved getting to know Zen and her friends. I couldn?t put this book down. The author describes a community with such detail and clarity I feel like I know the characters. I really enjoyed the brief bits throughout the book written in the voice of other characters - ge...

    Zenobia's life is beginning anew in more ways than one-- she's moved from Arizona to Maine to live with her aunts, and she's finally living as the girl she is. Like most middle schoolers, she finds a few friends, but a couple of enemies too. When an anonymous hacker edits her school's ...

    I totes dragged my feet getting around to reading Felix Yz, and it was fan-tucking-fastic, so the second i could get Zenobia July on my public library?s recommendation list i jumped at it. How thankful i am. i sincerely hope that this is a beginning story, and we get to spend mor...

  • Jessie
    Jun 09, 2019

    Many thanks to Penguin Books for Young Readers for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review How can they not know? It just keeps happening that nobody sees and so I've kept going, but I'm always waiting for the hammer to fall, and I hate having this hammer over my head...

    Personal stuff below. So. Gender. What does it mean to me? Honestly, it's simple: "He" negates me. "He" erases me. I've always known that I'm different. Since I was little I knew that I wasn't a boy. I've never been completely sure that I'm the opposite, but I've always bee...

    Liked this trans girl MG so much. Really memorable and varied secondary cast, no deadnaming (though there is misgendering of another character), and I love that the MC is a cybergenius. ...

    E ARC from Edleweiss Plus Zenobia has moved from Arizona, where she lived with her dysfunctional father after the death of her mother, and is now living in Maine with her Aunt Lucy and her wife Phil. She is starting a new school, and rather nervous about it, especially since she is ...

    One thing I really like about Lisa Bunker's books is that the LGBT+ characters have actual stories instead of Just Being Gay (or trans, or what have you). In this one, Zenobia fights cybercrime while potentially commiting some of her own. She's trans, it's a major part of the story, bu...

    One of the best trans books I've read. I also really loved the author's delicate and honest portrayal of Christian Evangelism. I wish the editor had cut out the "interludes". I will be interested to see what those look like in the final print version. ...

    Okay, I really feel the need to have two separate reviews for this one. First, the story itself. It was...okay, but there was some pretty big issues with it, mainly with regards to the hacking. I'm not a hacker, but I do have some decent programming knowledge, and while some of the ...

    I really liked Zen and enjoyed reading her figure out who she could and would be, who she wanted to be friends with, how to see herself as she wants to. I love the family (related and chosen) and friends that she gains: the Aunties and Uncle Sprink, Arli, Dyna, and to a lesser extent C...

  • Madeline
    Jul 06, 2019

    Many thanks to Penguin Books for Young Readers for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review How can they not know? It just keeps happening that nobody sees and so I've kept going, but I'm always waiting for the hammer to fall, and I hate having this hammer over my head...

    Personal stuff below. So. Gender. What does it mean to me? Honestly, it's simple: "He" negates me. "He" erases me. I've always known that I'm different. Since I was little I knew that I wasn't a boy. I've never been completely sure that I'm the opposite, but I've always bee...

    Liked this trans girl MG so much. Really memorable and varied secondary cast, no deadnaming (though there is misgendering of another character), and I love that the MC is a cybergenius. ...

    E ARC from Edleweiss Plus Zenobia has moved from Arizona, where she lived with her dysfunctional father after the death of her mother, and is now living in Maine with her Aunt Lucy and her wife Phil. She is starting a new school, and rather nervous about it, especially since she is ...

    One thing I really like about Lisa Bunker's books is that the LGBT+ characters have actual stories instead of Just Being Gay (or trans, or what have you). In this one, Zenobia fights cybercrime while potentially commiting some of her own. She's trans, it's a major part of the story, bu...

    One of the best trans books I've read. I also really loved the author's delicate and honest portrayal of Christian Evangelism. I wish the editor had cut out the "interludes". I will be interested to see what those look like in the final print version. ...

    Okay, I really feel the need to have two separate reviews for this one. First, the story itself. It was...okay, but there was some pretty big issues with it, mainly with regards to the hacking. I'm not a hacker, but I do have some decent programming knowledge, and while some of the ...

    I really liked Zen and enjoyed reading her figure out who she could and would be, who she wanted to be friends with, how to see herself as she wants to. I love the family (related and chosen) and friends that she gains: the Aunties and Uncle Sprink, Arli, Dyna, and to a lesser extent C...

    TWs: bullying/cyberbullying/harassment, forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, religious fanaticism as a disguise for homophobia, and depictions of dysphoria ...

    I adored Felix Yz and loved this one as well. Zenobia was a great character and her growth was believable and heroic. Supporting characters were well-developed as well. I know just who is getting this book first at my school. I have quite a few students intensely interested in books wi...

    Originally posted on: The Quirky Book Nerd *I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review* This was an incredibly enjoyable read. There are so many intriguing aspects of this novel that captivated me right from the start. At its core, this is ...

    Zenobia is terrified to start a new school. Her life's been rough already--losing her mother some years ago, and now her father, and moving in with her father's sister and her wife in a different state. The terrifying thing, though? She's going to try going to her new school as a girl,...

    Zenobia has just moved to Maine from Arizona to live with her aunts after the death of her father. With her aunts? support, she?s begun presenting as her true self, a girl, full time, although she's not ready to come out as trans at school. Happily, she befriends genderqueer Arli, ...

  • Megan
    Feb 02, 2019

    Many thanks to Penguin Books for Young Readers for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review How can they not know? It just keeps happening that nobody sees and so I've kept going, but I'm always waiting for the hammer to fall, and I hate having this hammer over my head...

    Personal stuff below. So. Gender. What does it mean to me? Honestly, it's simple: "He" negates me. "He" erases me. I've always known that I'm different. Since I was little I knew that I wasn't a boy. I've never been completely sure that I'm the opposite, but I've always bee...

    Liked this trans girl MG so much. Really memorable and varied secondary cast, no deadnaming (though there is misgendering of another character), and I love that the MC is a cybergenius. ...

    E ARC from Edleweiss Plus Zenobia has moved from Arizona, where she lived with her dysfunctional father after the death of her mother, and is now living in Maine with her Aunt Lucy and her wife Phil. She is starting a new school, and rather nervous about it, especially since she is ...

    One thing I really like about Lisa Bunker's books is that the LGBT+ characters have actual stories instead of Just Being Gay (or trans, or what have you). In this one, Zenobia fights cybercrime while potentially commiting some of her own. She's trans, it's a major part of the story, bu...

    One of the best trans books I've read. I also really loved the author's delicate and honest portrayal of Christian Evangelism. I wish the editor had cut out the "interludes". I will be interested to see what those look like in the final print version. ...

  • Rebecca
    Jun 16, 2019

    Many thanks to Penguin Books for Young Readers for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review How can they not know? It just keeps happening that nobody sees and so I've kept going, but I'm always waiting for the hammer to fall, and I hate having this hammer over my head...

    Personal stuff below. So. Gender. What does it mean to me? Honestly, it's simple: "He" negates me. "He" erases me. I've always known that I'm different. Since I was little I knew that I wasn't a boy. I've never been completely sure that I'm the opposite, but I've always bee...

    Liked this trans girl MG so much. Really memorable and varied secondary cast, no deadnaming (though there is misgendering of another character), and I love that the MC is a cybergenius. ...

    E ARC from Edleweiss Plus Zenobia has moved from Arizona, where she lived with her dysfunctional father after the death of her mother, and is now living in Maine with her Aunt Lucy and her wife Phil. She is starting a new school, and rather nervous about it, especially since she is ...

    One thing I really like about Lisa Bunker's books is that the LGBT+ characters have actual stories instead of Just Being Gay (or trans, or what have you). In this one, Zenobia fights cybercrime while potentially commiting some of her own. She's trans, it's a major part of the story, bu...

    One of the best trans books I've read. I also really loved the author's delicate and honest portrayal of Christian Evangelism. I wish the editor had cut out the "interludes". I will be interested to see what those look like in the final print version. ...

    Okay, I really feel the need to have two separate reviews for this one. First, the story itself. It was...okay, but there was some pretty big issues with it, mainly with regards to the hacking. I'm not a hacker, but I do have some decent programming knowledge, and while some of the ...

    I really liked Zen and enjoyed reading her figure out who she could and would be, who she wanted to be friends with, how to see herself as she wants to. I love the family (related and chosen) and friends that she gains: the Aunties and Uncle Sprink, Arli, Dyna, and to a lesser extent C...

    TWs: bullying/cyberbullying/harassment, forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, religious fanaticism as a disguise for homophobia, and depictions of dysphoria ...

    I adored Felix Yz and loved this one as well. Zenobia was a great character and her growth was believable and heroic. Supporting characters were well-developed as well. I know just who is getting this book first at my school. I have quite a few students intensely interested in books wi...

    Originally posted on: The Quirky Book Nerd *I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review* This was an incredibly enjoyable read. There are so many intriguing aspects of this novel that captivated me right from the start. At its core, this is ...

    Zenobia is terrified to start a new school. Her life's been rough already--losing her mother some years ago, and now her father, and moving in with her father's sister and her wife in a different state. The terrifying thing, though? She's going to try going to her new school as a girl,...

  • Ms. Yingling
    Mar 19, 2019

    Many thanks to Penguin Books for Young Readers for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review How can they not know? It just keeps happening that nobody sees and so I've kept going, but I'm always waiting for the hammer to fall, and I hate having this hammer over my head...

    Personal stuff below. So. Gender. What does it mean to me? Honestly, it's simple: "He" negates me. "He" erases me. I've always known that I'm different. Since I was little I knew that I wasn't a boy. I've never been completely sure that I'm the opposite, but I've always bee...

    Liked this trans girl MG so much. Really memorable and varied secondary cast, no deadnaming (though there is misgendering of another character), and I love that the MC is a cybergenius. ...

    E ARC from Edleweiss Plus Zenobia has moved from Arizona, where she lived with her dysfunctional father after the death of her mother, and is now living in Maine with her Aunt Lucy and her wife Phil. She is starting a new school, and rather nervous about it, especially since she is ...

  • Brenda Kahn
    Apr 22, 2019

    Many thanks to Penguin Books for Young Readers for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review How can they not know? It just keeps happening that nobody sees and so I've kept going, but I'm always waiting for the hammer to fall, and I hate having this hammer over my head...

    Personal stuff below. So. Gender. What does it mean to me? Honestly, it's simple: "He" negates me. "He" erases me. I've always known that I'm different. Since I was little I knew that I wasn't a boy. I've never been completely sure that I'm the opposite, but I've always bee...

    Liked this trans girl MG so much. Really memorable and varied secondary cast, no deadnaming (though there is misgendering of another character), and I love that the MC is a cybergenius. ...

    E ARC from Edleweiss Plus Zenobia has moved from Arizona, where she lived with her dysfunctional father after the death of her mother, and is now living in Maine with her Aunt Lucy and her wife Phil. She is starting a new school, and rather nervous about it, especially since she is ...

    One thing I really like about Lisa Bunker's books is that the LGBT+ characters have actual stories instead of Just Being Gay (or trans, or what have you). In this one, Zenobia fights cybercrime while potentially commiting some of her own. She's trans, it's a major part of the story, bu...

    One of the best trans books I've read. I also really loved the author's delicate and honest portrayal of Christian Evangelism. I wish the editor had cut out the "interludes". I will be interested to see what those look like in the final print version. ...

    Okay, I really feel the need to have two separate reviews for this one. First, the story itself. It was...okay, but there was some pretty big issues with it, mainly with regards to the hacking. I'm not a hacker, but I do have some decent programming knowledge, and while some of the ...

    I really liked Zen and enjoyed reading her figure out who she could and would be, who she wanted to be friends with, how to see herself as she wants to. I love the family (related and chosen) and friends that she gains: the Aunties and Uncle Sprink, Arli, Dyna, and to a lesser extent C...

    TWs: bullying/cyberbullying/harassment, forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, religious fanaticism as a disguise for homophobia, and depictions of dysphoria ...

    I adored Felix Yz and loved this one as well. Zenobia was a great character and her growth was believable and heroic. Supporting characters were well-developed as well. I know just who is getting this book first at my school. I have quite a few students intensely interested in books wi...

  • FoxClouds
    Jun 16, 2019

    Many thanks to Penguin Books for Young Readers for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review How can they not know? It just keeps happening that nobody sees and so I've kept going, but I'm always waiting for the hammer to fall, and I hate having this hammer over my head...

    Personal stuff below. So. Gender. What does it mean to me? Honestly, it's simple: "He" negates me. "He" erases me. I've always known that I'm different. Since I was little I knew that I wasn't a boy. I've never been completely sure that I'm the opposite, but I've always bee...

    Liked this trans girl MG so much. Really memorable and varied secondary cast, no deadnaming (though there is misgendering of another character), and I love that the MC is a cybergenius. ...

    E ARC from Edleweiss Plus Zenobia has moved from Arizona, where she lived with her dysfunctional father after the death of her mother, and is now living in Maine with her Aunt Lucy and her wife Phil. She is starting a new school, and rather nervous about it, especially since she is ...

    One thing I really like about Lisa Bunker's books is that the LGBT+ characters have actual stories instead of Just Being Gay (or trans, or what have you). In this one, Zenobia fights cybercrime while potentially commiting some of her own. She's trans, it's a major part of the story, bu...

    One of the best trans books I've read. I also really loved the author's delicate and honest portrayal of Christian Evangelism. I wish the editor had cut out the "interludes". I will be interested to see what those look like in the final print version. ...

    Okay, I really feel the need to have two separate reviews for this one. First, the story itself. It was...okay, but there was some pretty big issues with it, mainly with regards to the hacking. I'm not a hacker, but I do have some decent programming knowledge, and while some of the ...

    I really liked Zen and enjoyed reading her figure out who she could and would be, who she wanted to be friends with, how to see herself as she wants to. I love the family (related and chosen) and friends that she gains: the Aunties and Uncle Sprink, Arli, Dyna, and to a lesser extent C...

    TWs: bullying/cyberbullying/harassment, forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, religious fanaticism as a disguise for homophobia, and depictions of dysphoria ...

    I adored Felix Yz and loved this one as well. Zenobia was a great character and her growth was believable and heroic. Supporting characters were well-developed as well. I know just who is getting this book first at my school. I have quite a few students intensely interested in books wi...

    Originally posted on: The Quirky Book Nerd *I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review* This was an incredibly enjoyable read. There are so many intriguing aspects of this novel that captivated me right from the start. At its core, this is ...

    Zenobia is terrified to start a new school. Her life's been rough already--losing her mother some years ago, and now her father, and moving in with her father's sister and her wife in a different state. The terrifying thing, though? She's going to try going to her new school as a girl,...

    Zenobia has just moved to Maine from Arizona to live with her aunts after the death of her father. With her aunts? support, she?s begun presenting as her true self, a girl, full time, although she's not ready to come out as trans at school. Happily, she befriends genderqueer Arli, ...

    Most of it is well done (except for the random 1-2 page chapters from other people?s points of view about Zenobia - I?m sorry, but they just didn?t fit. Yanked me right out of the story without adding anything), but not my cup of tea. The characters are flawed in realistic ways, ...

    ?Zenobia July? is a heartwarming, middle-grade novel about a transgender girl who starts her new life in a new town with her aunts. I received this book from Penguin Teen Canada in exchange for an honest and free review. It sounded like a perfect read for Pride Month. I am ...

  • Yapha
    Jun 09, 2019

    Many thanks to Penguin Books for Young Readers for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review How can they not know? It just keeps happening that nobody sees and so I've kept going, but I'm always waiting for the hammer to fall, and I hate having this hammer over my head...

    Personal stuff below. So. Gender. What does it mean to me? Honestly, it's simple: "He" negates me. "He" erases me. I've always known that I'm different. Since I was little I knew that I wasn't a boy. I've never been completely sure that I'm the opposite, but I've always bee...

    Liked this trans girl MG so much. Really memorable and varied secondary cast, no deadnaming (though there is misgendering of another character), and I love that the MC is a cybergenius. ...

    E ARC from Edleweiss Plus Zenobia has moved from Arizona, where she lived with her dysfunctional father after the death of her mother, and is now living in Maine with her Aunt Lucy and her wife Phil. She is starting a new school, and rather nervous about it, especially since she is ...

    One thing I really like about Lisa Bunker's books is that the LGBT+ characters have actual stories instead of Just Being Gay (or trans, or what have you). In this one, Zenobia fights cybercrime while potentially commiting some of her own. She's trans, it's a major part of the story, bu...

    One of the best trans books I've read. I also really loved the author's delicate and honest portrayal of Christian Evangelism. I wish the editor had cut out the "interludes". I will be interested to see what those look like in the final print version. ...

    Okay, I really feel the need to have two separate reviews for this one. First, the story itself. It was...okay, but there was some pretty big issues with it, mainly with regards to the hacking. I'm not a hacker, but I do have some decent programming knowledge, and while some of the ...

    I really liked Zen and enjoyed reading her figure out who she could and would be, who she wanted to be friends with, how to see herself as she wants to. I love the family (related and chosen) and friends that she gains: the Aunties and Uncle Sprink, Arli, Dyna, and to a lesser extent C...

    TWs: bullying/cyberbullying/harassment, forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, religious fanaticism as a disguise for homophobia, and depictions of dysphoria ...

    I adored Felix Yz and loved this one as well. Zenobia was a great character and her growth was believable and heroic. Supporting characters were well-developed as well. I know just who is getting this book first at my school. I have quite a few students intensely interested in books wi...

    Originally posted on: The Quirky Book Nerd *I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review* This was an incredibly enjoyable read. There are so many intriguing aspects of this novel that captivated me right from the start. At its core, this is ...

    Zenobia is terrified to start a new school. Her life's been rough already--losing her mother some years ago, and now her father, and moving in with her father's sister and her wife in a different state. The terrifying thing, though? She's going to try going to her new school as a girl,...

    Zenobia has just moved to Maine from Arizona to live with her aunts after the death of her father. With her aunts? support, she?s begun presenting as her true self, a girl, full time, although she's not ready to come out as trans at school. Happily, she befriends genderqueer Arli, ...

    Most of it is well done (except for the random 1-2 page chapters from other people?s points of view about Zenobia - I?m sorry, but they just didn?t fit. Yanked me right out of the story without adding anything), but not my cup of tea. The characters are flawed in realistic ways, ...

    ?Zenobia July? is a heartwarming, middle-grade novel about a transgender girl who starts her new life in a new town with her aunts. I received this book from Penguin Teen Canada in exchange for an honest and free review. It sounded like a perfect read for Pride Month. I am ...

    This has been my favorite book of summer break! I loved Lisa Bunker's Felix Yz, so I was thrilled when this one showed up on my porch. Zenobia July is an excellent - and complicated, happy/sad, joyful - middle-grade book. Zenobia, her Aunties, and all the other characters are folks tha...

    Really liked this one. Main character is a middle school age trans girl who just moved across the country to live with her aunts. Adjusting to a new school is difficult, especially in terms of finding friends. This is complicated by the fact that her family has decided she should go st...

    ?????/5. YOU GUYS. Add this to your #TBR STAT if you work in a middle school. It?s phenomenal. I am about to do a terrible job describing it because I just cannot capture its amazingness in words that do it justice. ? Zen is starting over in a new state and new school ...

    Zenobia moves to a new town to live with her Aunties and quickly discovers a small group of friends she feels comfortable with. Well, mostly. Zenobia just wants to be a girl, not the trans girl, so she keeps her secret hidden. When someone outs a trans boy at her school, she suddenly f...

    I loved this book, which was totally different from the author's first book but just as powerful in its own regard. The way this author handles gender stuff is just phenomenal, incorporating specific experiences that trans and nonbinary people have that are rarely, if ever, featured in...

    Zenobia is starting a life new life being her true self with her Aunts' in Maine after her fathers death in Arizona. She's never been able to be her true self before, and now that she can be she's a little nervous about it. She still has her mad-hacking skills to use an escape but it's...

    After Zenobia's father dies, she goes to live with her aunts in their small New Hampshire town. This gives her the opportunity to start at a new school as the girl she has always known that she is. It is a rough transition, filled with guilt and self-doubt. Zenobia finds new friends bu...

  • Dahlia
    Jun 03, 2019

    Many thanks to Penguin Books for Young Readers for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review How can they not know? It just keeps happening that nobody sees and so I've kept going, but I'm always waiting for the hammer to fall, and I hate having this hammer over my head...

    Personal stuff below. So. Gender. What does it mean to me? Honestly, it's simple: "He" negates me. "He" erases me. I've always known that I'm different. Since I was little I knew that I wasn't a boy. I've never been completely sure that I'm the opposite, but I've always bee...

    Liked this trans girl MG so much. Really memorable and varied secondary cast, no deadnaming (though there is misgendering of another character), and I love that the MC is a cybergenius. ...

  • Shoshanna
    Jul 05, 2019

    Many thanks to Penguin Books for Young Readers for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review How can they not know? It just keeps happening that nobody sees and so I've kept going, but I'm always waiting for the hammer to fall, and I hate having this hammer over my head...

    Personal stuff below. So. Gender. What does it mean to me? Honestly, it's simple: "He" negates me. "He" erases me. I've always known that I'm different. Since I was little I knew that I wasn't a boy. I've never been completely sure that I'm the opposite, but I've always bee...

    Liked this trans girl MG so much. Really memorable and varied secondary cast, no deadnaming (though there is misgendering of another character), and I love that the MC is a cybergenius. ...

    E ARC from Edleweiss Plus Zenobia has moved from Arizona, where she lived with her dysfunctional father after the death of her mother, and is now living in Maine with her Aunt Lucy and her wife Phil. She is starting a new school, and rather nervous about it, especially since she is ...

    One thing I really like about Lisa Bunker's books is that the LGBT+ characters have actual stories instead of Just Being Gay (or trans, or what have you). In this one, Zenobia fights cybercrime while potentially commiting some of her own. She's trans, it's a major part of the story, bu...

    One of the best trans books I've read. I also really loved the author's delicate and honest portrayal of Christian Evangelism. I wish the editor had cut out the "interludes". I will be interested to see what those look like in the final print version. ...

    Okay, I really feel the need to have two separate reviews for this one. First, the story itself. It was...okay, but there was some pretty big issues with it, mainly with regards to the hacking. I'm not a hacker, but I do have some decent programming knowledge, and while some of the ...

    I really liked Zen and enjoyed reading her figure out who she could and would be, who she wanted to be friends with, how to see herself as she wants to. I love the family (related and chosen) and friends that she gains: the Aunties and Uncle Sprink, Arli, Dyna, and to a lesser extent C...

    TWs: bullying/cyberbullying/harassment, forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, religious fanaticism as a disguise for homophobia, and depictions of dysphoria ...

    I adored Felix Yz and loved this one as well. Zenobia was a great character and her growth was believable and heroic. Supporting characters were well-developed as well. I know just who is getting this book first at my school. I have quite a few students intensely interested in books wi...

    Originally posted on: The Quirky Book Nerd *I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review* This was an incredibly enjoyable read. There are so many intriguing aspects of this novel that captivated me right from the start. At its core, this is ...

    Zenobia is terrified to start a new school. Her life's been rough already--losing her mother some years ago, and now her father, and moving in with her father's sister and her wife in a different state. The terrifying thing, though? She's going to try going to her new school as a girl,...

    Zenobia has just moved to Maine from Arizona to live with her aunts after the death of her father. With her aunts? support, she?s begun presenting as her true self, a girl, full time, although she's not ready to come out as trans at school. Happily, she befriends genderqueer Arli, ...

    Most of it is well done (except for the random 1-2 page chapters from other people?s points of view about Zenobia - I?m sorry, but they just didn?t fit. Yanked me right out of the story without adding anything), but not my cup of tea. The characters are flawed in realistic ways, ...

    ?Zenobia July? is a heartwarming, middle-grade novel about a transgender girl who starts her new life in a new town with her aunts. I received this book from Penguin Teen Canada in exchange for an honest and free review. It sounded like a perfect read for Pride Month. I am ...

    This has been my favorite book of summer break! I loved Lisa Bunker's Felix Yz, so I was thrilled when this one showed up on my porch. Zenobia July is an excellent - and complicated, happy/sad, joyful - middle-grade book. Zenobia, her Aunties, and all the other characters are folks tha...

    Really liked this one. Main character is a middle school age trans girl who just moved across the country to live with her aunts. Adjusting to a new school is difficult, especially in terms of finding friends. This is complicated by the fact that her family has decided she should go st...

  • Allison Renner
    Jun 04, 2019

    Many thanks to Penguin Books for Young Readers for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review How can they not know? It just keeps happening that nobody sees and so I've kept going, but I'm always waiting for the hammer to fall, and I hate having this hammer over my head...

    Personal stuff below. So. Gender. What does it mean to me? Honestly, it's simple: "He" negates me. "He" erases me. I've always known that I'm different. Since I was little I knew that I wasn't a boy. I've never been completely sure that I'm the opposite, but I've always bee...

    Liked this trans girl MG so much. Really memorable and varied secondary cast, no deadnaming (though there is misgendering of another character), and I love that the MC is a cybergenius. ...

    E ARC from Edleweiss Plus Zenobia has moved from Arizona, where she lived with her dysfunctional father after the death of her mother, and is now living in Maine with her Aunt Lucy and her wife Phil. She is starting a new school, and rather nervous about it, especially since she is ...

    One thing I really like about Lisa Bunker's books is that the LGBT+ characters have actual stories instead of Just Being Gay (or trans, or what have you). In this one, Zenobia fights cybercrime while potentially commiting some of her own. She's trans, it's a major part of the story, bu...

    One of the best trans books I've read. I also really loved the author's delicate and honest portrayal of Christian Evangelism. I wish the editor had cut out the "interludes". I will be interested to see what those look like in the final print version. ...

    Okay, I really feel the need to have two separate reviews for this one. First, the story itself. It was...okay, but there was some pretty big issues with it, mainly with regards to the hacking. I'm not a hacker, but I do have some decent programming knowledge, and while some of the ...

    I really liked Zen and enjoyed reading her figure out who she could and would be, who she wanted to be friends with, how to see herself as she wants to. I love the family (related and chosen) and friends that she gains: the Aunties and Uncle Sprink, Arli, Dyna, and to a lesser extent C...

    TWs: bullying/cyberbullying/harassment, forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, religious fanaticism as a disguise for homophobia, and depictions of dysphoria ...

    I adored Felix Yz and loved this one as well. Zenobia was a great character and her growth was believable and heroic. Supporting characters were well-developed as well. I know just who is getting this book first at my school. I have quite a few students intensely interested in books wi...

    Originally posted on: The Quirky Book Nerd *I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review* This was an incredibly enjoyable read. There are so many intriguing aspects of this novel that captivated me right from the start. At its core, this is ...

    Zenobia is terrified to start a new school. Her life's been rough already--losing her mother some years ago, and now her father, and moving in with her father's sister and her wife in a different state. The terrifying thing, though? She's going to try going to her new school as a girl,...

    Zenobia has just moved to Maine from Arizona to live with her aunts after the death of her father. With her aunts? support, she?s begun presenting as her true self, a girl, full time, although she's not ready to come out as trans at school. Happily, she befriends genderqueer Arli, ...

    Most of it is well done (except for the random 1-2 page chapters from other people?s points of view about Zenobia - I?m sorry, but they just didn?t fit. Yanked me right out of the story without adding anything), but not my cup of tea. The characters are flawed in realistic ways, ...

    ?Zenobia July? is a heartwarming, middle-grade novel about a transgender girl who starts her new life in a new town with her aunts. I received this book from Penguin Teen Canada in exchange for an honest and free review. It sounded like a perfect read for Pride Month. I am ...

    This has been my favorite book of summer break! I loved Lisa Bunker's Felix Yz, so I was thrilled when this one showed up on my porch. Zenobia July is an excellent - and complicated, happy/sad, joyful - middle-grade book. Zenobia, her Aunties, and all the other characters are folks tha...

    Really liked this one. Main character is a middle school age trans girl who just moved across the country to live with her aunts. Adjusting to a new school is difficult, especially in terms of finding friends. This is complicated by the fact that her family has decided she should go st...

    ?????/5. YOU GUYS. Add this to your #TBR STAT if you work in a middle school. It?s phenomenal. I am about to do a terrible job describing it because I just cannot capture its amazingness in words that do it justice. ? Zen is starting over in a new state and new school ...

    Zenobia moves to a new town to live with her Aunties and quickly discovers a small group of friends she feels comfortable with. Well, mostly. Zenobia just wants to be a girl, not the trans girl, so she keeps her secret hidden. When someone outs a trans boy at her school, she suddenly f...

    I loved this book, which was totally different from the author's first book but just as powerful in its own regard. The way this author handles gender stuff is just phenomenal, incorporating specific experiences that trans and nonbinary people have that are rarely, if ever, featured in...

    Zenobia is starting a life new life being her true self with her Aunts' in Maine after her fathers death in Arizona. She's never been able to be her true self before, and now that she can be she's a little nervous about it. She still has her mad-hacking skills to use an escape but it's...

    After Zenobia's father dies, she goes to live with her aunts in their small New Hampshire town. This gives her the opportunity to start at a new school as the girl she has always known that she is. It is a rough transition, filled with guilt and self-doubt. Zenobia finds new friends bu...

    Zenobia July is the story of Zenobia, a young trans girl from Arizona who moves to Maine to live with her aunts after the sudden death of her father. The book deals with some very complex issues in what I think was a very well done manner. Zenobia is struggling to come to grips not onl...

    I was a big fan of this book. I really appreciated how many queer characters there were, instead of the typical narrative of the single trans kid explaining their identity to everyone around them. Here, zen was surrounded by people who loved and supported her, which was so good to read...

    I spent today reading "Zenobia July"; it was a joyous day, a wonderful read. Young Adult or not, the book moved me in so many ways. The reality of Zenobia's angst, fear, creativity, and goodness and love are paced perfectly - for any age reader. The other characters are all interesting...

    I loved, loved, loved getting to know Zen and her friends. I couldn?t put this book down. The author describes a community with such detail and clarity I feel like I know the characters. I really enjoyed the brief bits throughout the book written in the voice of other characters - ge...

    Zenobia's life is beginning anew in more ways than one-- she's moved from Arizona to Maine to live with her aunts, and she's finally living as the girl she is. Like most middle schoolers, she finds a few friends, but a couple of enemies too. When an anonymous hacker edits her school's ...

    I totes dragged my feet getting around to reading Felix Yz, and it was fan-tucking-fastic, so the second i could get Zenobia July on my public library?s recommendation list i jumped at it. How thankful i am. i sincerely hope that this is a beginning story, and we get to spend mor...

    Another LGBTQIA+ book for tweens - very well done! Zenobia is a trans tween who had her life uprooted after her father died, leaving her an orphan. This book really seemed to address the emotional and social side of transitioning, which is interesting - especially at that age level, wh...

  • Ariana
    May 23, 2019

    Many thanks to Penguin Books for Young Readers for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review How can they not know? It just keeps happening that nobody sees and so I've kept going, but I'm always waiting for the hammer to fall, and I hate having this hammer over my head...

    Personal stuff below. So. Gender. What does it mean to me? Honestly, it's simple: "He" negates me. "He" erases me. I've always known that I'm different. Since I was little I knew that I wasn't a boy. I've never been completely sure that I'm the opposite, but I've always bee...

    Liked this trans girl MG so much. Really memorable and varied secondary cast, no deadnaming (though there is misgendering of another character), and I love that the MC is a cybergenius. ...

    E ARC from Edleweiss Plus Zenobia has moved from Arizona, where she lived with her dysfunctional father after the death of her mother, and is now living in Maine with her Aunt Lucy and her wife Phil. She is starting a new school, and rather nervous about it, especially since she is ...

    One thing I really like about Lisa Bunker's books is that the LGBT+ characters have actual stories instead of Just Being Gay (or trans, or what have you). In this one, Zenobia fights cybercrime while potentially commiting some of her own. She's trans, it's a major part of the story, bu...

    One of the best trans books I've read. I also really loved the author's delicate and honest portrayal of Christian Evangelism. I wish the editor had cut out the "interludes". I will be interested to see what those look like in the final print version. ...

    Okay, I really feel the need to have two separate reviews for this one. First, the story itself. It was...okay, but there was some pretty big issues with it, mainly with regards to the hacking. I'm not a hacker, but I do have some decent programming knowledge, and while some of the ...

    I really liked Zen and enjoyed reading her figure out who she could and would be, who she wanted to be friends with, how to see herself as she wants to. I love the family (related and chosen) and friends that she gains: the Aunties and Uncle Sprink, Arli, Dyna, and to a lesser extent C...

    TWs: bullying/cyberbullying/harassment, forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, religious fanaticism as a disguise for homophobia, and depictions of dysphoria ...

    I adored Felix Yz and loved this one as well. Zenobia was a great character and her growth was believable and heroic. Supporting characters were well-developed as well. I know just who is getting this book first at my school. I have quite a few students intensely interested in books wi...

    Originally posted on: The Quirky Book Nerd *I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review* This was an incredibly enjoyable read. There are so many intriguing aspects of this novel that captivated me right from the start. At its core, this is ...

  • Erin Logan
    May 14, 2019

    Many thanks to Penguin Books for Young Readers for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review How can they not know? It just keeps happening that nobody sees and so I've kept going, but I'm always waiting for the hammer to fall, and I hate having this hammer over my head...

    Personal stuff below. So. Gender. What does it mean to me? Honestly, it's simple: "He" negates me. "He" erases me. I've always known that I'm different. Since I was little I knew that I wasn't a boy. I've never been completely sure that I'm the opposite, but I've always bee...

    Liked this trans girl MG so much. Really memorable and varied secondary cast, no deadnaming (though there is misgendering of another character), and I love that the MC is a cybergenius. ...

    E ARC from Edleweiss Plus Zenobia has moved from Arizona, where she lived with her dysfunctional father after the death of her mother, and is now living in Maine with her Aunt Lucy and her wife Phil. She is starting a new school, and rather nervous about it, especially since she is ...

    One thing I really like about Lisa Bunker's books is that the LGBT+ characters have actual stories instead of Just Being Gay (or trans, or what have you). In this one, Zenobia fights cybercrime while potentially commiting some of her own. She's trans, it's a major part of the story, bu...

    One of the best trans books I've read. I also really loved the author's delicate and honest portrayal of Christian Evangelism. I wish the editor had cut out the "interludes". I will be interested to see what those look like in the final print version. ...

    Okay, I really feel the need to have two separate reviews for this one. First, the story itself. It was...okay, but there was some pretty big issues with it, mainly with regards to the hacking. I'm not a hacker, but I do have some decent programming knowledge, and while some of the ...

    I really liked Zen and enjoyed reading her figure out who she could and would be, who she wanted to be friends with, how to see herself as she wants to. I love the family (related and chosen) and friends that she gains: the Aunties and Uncle Sprink, Arli, Dyna, and to a lesser extent C...

    TWs: bullying/cyberbullying/harassment, forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, religious fanaticism as a disguise for homophobia, and depictions of dysphoria ...

    I adored Felix Yz and loved this one as well. Zenobia was a great character and her growth was believable and heroic. Supporting characters were well-developed as well. I know just who is getting this book first at my school. I have quite a few students intensely interested in books wi...

    Originally posted on: The Quirky Book Nerd *I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review* This was an incredibly enjoyable read. There are so many intriguing aspects of this novel that captivated me right from the start. At its core, this is ...

    Zenobia is terrified to start a new school. Her life's been rough already--losing her mother some years ago, and now her father, and moving in with her father's sister and her wife in a different state. The terrifying thing, though? She's going to try going to her new school as a girl,...

    Zenobia has just moved to Maine from Arizona to live with her aunts after the death of her father. With her aunts? support, she?s begun presenting as her true self, a girl, full time, although she's not ready to come out as trans at school. Happily, she befriends genderqueer Arli, ...

    Most of it is well done (except for the random 1-2 page chapters from other people?s points of view about Zenobia - I?m sorry, but they just didn?t fit. Yanked me right out of the story without adding anything), but not my cup of tea. The characters are flawed in realistic ways, ...

    ?Zenobia July? is a heartwarming, middle-grade novel about a transgender girl who starts her new life in a new town with her aunts. I received this book from Penguin Teen Canada in exchange for an honest and free review. It sounded like a perfect read for Pride Month. I am ...

    This has been my favorite book of summer break! I loved Lisa Bunker's Felix Yz, so I was thrilled when this one showed up on my porch. Zenobia July is an excellent - and complicated, happy/sad, joyful - middle-grade book. Zenobia, her Aunties, and all the other characters are folks tha...

    Really liked this one. Main character is a middle school age trans girl who just moved across the country to live with her aunts. Adjusting to a new school is difficult, especially in terms of finding friends. This is complicated by the fact that her family has decided she should go st...

    ?????/5. YOU GUYS. Add this to your #TBR STAT if you work in a middle school. It?s phenomenal. I am about to do a terrible job describing it because I just cannot capture its amazingness in words that do it justice. ? Zen is starting over in a new state and new school ...

    Zenobia moves to a new town to live with her Aunties and quickly discovers a small group of friends she feels comfortable with. Well, mostly. Zenobia just wants to be a girl, not the trans girl, so she keeps her secret hidden. When someone outs a trans boy at her school, she suddenly f...

  • Adriana
    Jun 14, 2019

    Many thanks to Penguin Books for Young Readers for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review How can they not know? It just keeps happening that nobody sees and so I've kept going, but I'm always waiting for the hammer to fall, and I hate having this hammer over my head...

    Personal stuff below. So. Gender. What does it mean to me? Honestly, it's simple: "He" negates me. "He" erases me. I've always known that I'm different. Since I was little I knew that I wasn't a boy. I've never been completely sure that I'm the opposite, but I've always bee...

    Liked this trans girl MG so much. Really memorable and varied secondary cast, no deadnaming (though there is misgendering of another character), and I love that the MC is a cybergenius. ...

    E ARC from Edleweiss Plus Zenobia has moved from Arizona, where she lived with her dysfunctional father after the death of her mother, and is now living in Maine with her Aunt Lucy and her wife Phil. She is starting a new school, and rather nervous about it, especially since she is ...

    One thing I really like about Lisa Bunker's books is that the LGBT+ characters have actual stories instead of Just Being Gay (or trans, or what have you). In this one, Zenobia fights cybercrime while potentially commiting some of her own. She's trans, it's a major part of the story, bu...

    One of the best trans books I've read. I also really loved the author's delicate and honest portrayal of Christian Evangelism. I wish the editor had cut out the "interludes". I will be interested to see what those look like in the final print version. ...

    Okay, I really feel the need to have two separate reviews for this one. First, the story itself. It was...okay, but there was some pretty big issues with it, mainly with regards to the hacking. I'm not a hacker, but I do have some decent programming knowledge, and while some of the ...

    I really liked Zen and enjoyed reading her figure out who she could and would be, who she wanted to be friends with, how to see herself as she wants to. I love the family (related and chosen) and friends that she gains: the Aunties and Uncle Sprink, Arli, Dyna, and to a lesser extent C...

    TWs: bullying/cyberbullying/harassment, forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, religious fanaticism as a disguise for homophobia, and depictions of dysphoria ...

  • Danni Green
    Jul 12, 2019

    Many thanks to Penguin Books for Young Readers for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review How can they not know? It just keeps happening that nobody sees and so I've kept going, but I'm always waiting for the hammer to fall, and I hate having this hammer over my head...

    Personal stuff below. So. Gender. What does it mean to me? Honestly, it's simple: "He" negates me. "He" erases me. I've always known that I'm different. Since I was little I knew that I wasn't a boy. I've never been completely sure that I'm the opposite, but I've always bee...

    Liked this trans girl MG so much. Really memorable and varied secondary cast, no deadnaming (though there is misgendering of another character), and I love that the MC is a cybergenius. ...

    E ARC from Edleweiss Plus Zenobia has moved from Arizona, where she lived with her dysfunctional father after the death of her mother, and is now living in Maine with her Aunt Lucy and her wife Phil. She is starting a new school, and rather nervous about it, especially since she is ...

    One thing I really like about Lisa Bunker's books is that the LGBT+ characters have actual stories instead of Just Being Gay (or trans, or what have you). In this one, Zenobia fights cybercrime while potentially commiting some of her own. She's trans, it's a major part of the story, bu...

    One of the best trans books I've read. I also really loved the author's delicate and honest portrayal of Christian Evangelism. I wish the editor had cut out the "interludes". I will be interested to see what those look like in the final print version. ...

    Okay, I really feel the need to have two separate reviews for this one. First, the story itself. It was...okay, but there was some pretty big issues with it, mainly with regards to the hacking. I'm not a hacker, but I do have some decent programming knowledge, and while some of the ...

    I really liked Zen and enjoyed reading her figure out who she could and would be, who she wanted to be friends with, how to see herself as she wants to. I love the family (related and chosen) and friends that she gains: the Aunties and Uncle Sprink, Arli, Dyna, and to a lesser extent C...

    TWs: bullying/cyberbullying/harassment, forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, religious fanaticism as a disguise for homophobia, and depictions of dysphoria ...

    I adored Felix Yz and loved this one as well. Zenobia was a great character and her growth was believable and heroic. Supporting characters were well-developed as well. I know just who is getting this book first at my school. I have quite a few students intensely interested in books wi...

    Originally posted on: The Quirky Book Nerd *I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review* This was an incredibly enjoyable read. There are so many intriguing aspects of this novel that captivated me right from the start. At its core, this is ...

    Zenobia is terrified to start a new school. Her life's been rough already--losing her mother some years ago, and now her father, and moving in with her father's sister and her wife in a different state. The terrifying thing, though? She's going to try going to her new school as a girl,...

    Zenobia has just moved to Maine from Arizona to live with her aunts after the death of her father. With her aunts? support, she?s begun presenting as her true self, a girl, full time, although she's not ready to come out as trans at school. Happily, she befriends genderqueer Arli, ...

    Most of it is well done (except for the random 1-2 page chapters from other people?s points of view about Zenobia - I?m sorry, but they just didn?t fit. Yanked me right out of the story without adding anything), but not my cup of tea. The characters are flawed in realistic ways, ...

    ?Zenobia July? is a heartwarming, middle-grade novel about a transgender girl who starts her new life in a new town with her aunts. I received this book from Penguin Teen Canada in exchange for an honest and free review. It sounded like a perfect read for Pride Month. I am ...

    This has been my favorite book of summer break! I loved Lisa Bunker's Felix Yz, so I was thrilled when this one showed up on my porch. Zenobia July is an excellent - and complicated, happy/sad, joyful - middle-grade book. Zenobia, her Aunties, and all the other characters are folks tha...

    Really liked this one. Main character is a middle school age trans girl who just moved across the country to live with her aunts. Adjusting to a new school is difficult, especially in terms of finding friends. This is complicated by the fact that her family has decided she should go st...

    ?????/5. YOU GUYS. Add this to your #TBR STAT if you work in a middle school. It?s phenomenal. I am about to do a terrible job describing it because I just cannot capture its amazingness in words that do it justice. ? Zen is starting over in a new state and new school ...

    Zenobia moves to a new town to live with her Aunties and quickly discovers a small group of friends she feels comfortable with. Well, mostly. Zenobia just wants to be a girl, not the trans girl, so she keeps her secret hidden. When someone outs a trans boy at her school, she suddenly f...

    I loved this book, which was totally different from the author's first book but just as powerful in its own regard. The way this author handles gender stuff is just phenomenal, incorporating specific experiences that trans and nonbinary people have that are rarely, if ever, featured in...

  • Jamie
    Jun 28, 2019

    Many thanks to Penguin Books for Young Readers for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review How can they not know? It just keeps happening that nobody sees and so I've kept going, but I'm always waiting for the hammer to fall, and I hate having this hammer over my head...

    Personal stuff below. So. Gender. What does it mean to me? Honestly, it's simple: "He" negates me. "He" erases me. I've always known that I'm different. Since I was little I knew that I wasn't a boy. I've never been completely sure that I'm the opposite, but I've always bee...

    Liked this trans girl MG so much. Really memorable and varied secondary cast, no deadnaming (though there is misgendering of another character), and I love that the MC is a cybergenius. ...

    E ARC from Edleweiss Plus Zenobia has moved from Arizona, where she lived with her dysfunctional father after the death of her mother, and is now living in Maine with her Aunt Lucy and her wife Phil. She is starting a new school, and rather nervous about it, especially since she is ...

    One thing I really like about Lisa Bunker's books is that the LGBT+ characters have actual stories instead of Just Being Gay (or trans, or what have you). In this one, Zenobia fights cybercrime while potentially commiting some of her own. She's trans, it's a major part of the story, bu...

    One of the best trans books I've read. I also really loved the author's delicate and honest portrayal of Christian Evangelism. I wish the editor had cut out the "interludes". I will be interested to see what those look like in the final print version. ...

    Okay, I really feel the need to have two separate reviews for this one. First, the story itself. It was...okay, but there was some pretty big issues with it, mainly with regards to the hacking. I'm not a hacker, but I do have some decent programming knowledge, and while some of the ...

    I really liked Zen and enjoyed reading her figure out who she could and would be, who she wanted to be friends with, how to see herself as she wants to. I love the family (related and chosen) and friends that she gains: the Aunties and Uncle Sprink, Arli, Dyna, and to a lesser extent C...

    TWs: bullying/cyberbullying/harassment, forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, religious fanaticism as a disguise for homophobia, and depictions of dysphoria ...

    I adored Felix Yz and loved this one as well. Zenobia was a great character and her growth was believable and heroic. Supporting characters were well-developed as well. I know just who is getting this book first at my school. I have quite a few students intensely interested in books wi...

    Originally posted on: The Quirky Book Nerd *I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review* This was an incredibly enjoyable read. There are so many intriguing aspects of this novel that captivated me right from the start. At its core, this is ...

    Zenobia is terrified to start a new school. Her life's been rough already--losing her mother some years ago, and now her father, and moving in with her father's sister and her wife in a different state. The terrifying thing, though? She's going to try going to her new school as a girl,...

    Zenobia has just moved to Maine from Arizona to live with her aunts after the death of her father. With her aunts? support, she?s begun presenting as her true self, a girl, full time, although she's not ready to come out as trans at school. Happily, she befriends genderqueer Arli, ...

    Most of it is well done (except for the random 1-2 page chapters from other people?s points of view about Zenobia - I?m sorry, but they just didn?t fit. Yanked me right out of the story without adding anything), but not my cup of tea. The characters are flawed in realistic ways, ...

    ?Zenobia July? is a heartwarming, middle-grade novel about a transgender girl who starts her new life in a new town with her aunts. I received this book from Penguin Teen Canada in exchange for an honest and free review. It sounded like a perfect read for Pride Month. I am ...

    This has been my favorite book of summer break! I loved Lisa Bunker's Felix Yz, so I was thrilled when this one showed up on my porch. Zenobia July is an excellent - and complicated, happy/sad, joyful - middle-grade book. Zenobia, her Aunties, and all the other characters are folks tha...

    Really liked this one. Main character is a middle school age trans girl who just moved across the country to live with her aunts. Adjusting to a new school is difficult, especially in terms of finding friends. This is complicated by the fact that her family has decided she should go st...

    ?????/5. YOU GUYS. Add this to your #TBR STAT if you work in a middle school. It?s phenomenal. I am about to do a terrible job describing it because I just cannot capture its amazingness in words that do it justice. ? Zen is starting over in a new state and new school ...

    Zenobia moves to a new town to live with her Aunties and quickly discovers a small group of friends she feels comfortable with. Well, mostly. Zenobia just wants to be a girl, not the trans girl, so she keeps her secret hidden. When someone outs a trans boy at her school, she suddenly f...

    I loved this book, which was totally different from the author's first book but just as powerful in its own regard. The way this author handles gender stuff is just phenomenal, incorporating specific experiences that trans and nonbinary people have that are rarely, if ever, featured in...

    Zenobia is starting a life new life being her true self with her Aunts' in Maine after her fathers death in Arizona. She's never been able to be her true self before, and now that she can be she's a little nervous about it. She still has her mad-hacking skills to use an escape but it's...

    After Zenobia's father dies, she goes to live with her aunts in their small New Hampshire town. This gives her the opportunity to start at a new school as the girl she has always known that she is. It is a rough transition, filled with guilt and self-doubt. Zenobia finds new friends bu...

    Zenobia July is the story of Zenobia, a young trans girl from Arizona who moves to Maine to live with her aunts after the sudden death of her father. The book deals with some very complex issues in what I think was a very well done manner. Zenobia is struggling to come to grips not onl...

  • Andrew
    Mar 18, 2019

    Many thanks to Penguin Books for Young Readers for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review How can they not know? It just keeps happening that nobody sees and so I've kept going, but I'm always waiting for the hammer to fall, and I hate having this hammer over my head...

    Personal stuff below. So. Gender. What does it mean to me? Honestly, it's simple: "He" negates me. "He" erases me. I've always known that I'm different. Since I was little I knew that I wasn't a boy. I've never been completely sure that I'm the opposite, but I've always bee...

    Liked this trans girl MG so much. Really memorable and varied secondary cast, no deadnaming (though there is misgendering of another character), and I love that the MC is a cybergenius. ...

    E ARC from Edleweiss Plus Zenobia has moved from Arizona, where she lived with her dysfunctional father after the death of her mother, and is now living in Maine with her Aunt Lucy and her wife Phil. She is starting a new school, and rather nervous about it, especially since she is ...

    One thing I really like about Lisa Bunker's books is that the LGBT+ characters have actual stories instead of Just Being Gay (or trans, or what have you). In this one, Zenobia fights cybercrime while potentially commiting some of her own. She's trans, it's a major part of the story, bu...

    One of the best trans books I've read. I also really loved the author's delicate and honest portrayal of Christian Evangelism. I wish the editor had cut out the "interludes". I will be interested to see what those look like in the final print version. ...

    Okay, I really feel the need to have two separate reviews for this one. First, the story itself. It was...okay, but there was some pretty big issues with it, mainly with regards to the hacking. I'm not a hacker, but I do have some decent programming knowledge, and while some of the ...

    I really liked Zen and enjoyed reading her figure out who she could and would be, who she wanted to be friends with, how to see herself as she wants to. I love the family (related and chosen) and friends that she gains: the Aunties and Uncle Sprink, Arli, Dyna, and to a lesser extent C...

    TWs: bullying/cyberbullying/harassment, forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, religious fanaticism as a disguise for homophobia, and depictions of dysphoria ...

    I adored Felix Yz and loved this one as well. Zenobia was a great character and her growth was believable and heroic. Supporting characters were well-developed as well. I know just who is getting this book first at my school. I have quite a few students intensely interested in books wi...

    Originally posted on: The Quirky Book Nerd *I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review* This was an incredibly enjoyable read. There are so many intriguing aspects of this novel that captivated me right from the start. At its core, this is ...

    Zenobia is terrified to start a new school. Her life's been rough already--losing her mother some years ago, and now her father, and moving in with her father's sister and her wife in a different state. The terrifying thing, though? She's going to try going to her new school as a girl,...

    Zenobia has just moved to Maine from Arizona to live with her aunts after the death of her father. With her aunts? support, she?s begun presenting as her true self, a girl, full time, although she's not ready to come out as trans at school. Happily, she befriends genderqueer Arli, ...

    Most of it is well done (except for the random 1-2 page chapters from other people?s points of view about Zenobia - I?m sorry, but they just didn?t fit. Yanked me right out of the story without adding anything), but not my cup of tea. The characters are flawed in realistic ways, ...

    ?Zenobia July? is a heartwarming, middle-grade novel about a transgender girl who starts her new life in a new town with her aunts. I received this book from Penguin Teen Canada in exchange for an honest and free review. It sounded like a perfect read for Pride Month. I am ...

    This has been my favorite book of summer break! I loved Lisa Bunker's Felix Yz, so I was thrilled when this one showed up on my porch. Zenobia July is an excellent - and complicated, happy/sad, joyful - middle-grade book. Zenobia, her Aunties, and all the other characters are folks tha...

    Really liked this one. Main character is a middle school age trans girl who just moved across the country to live with her aunts. Adjusting to a new school is difficult, especially in terms of finding friends. This is complicated by the fact that her family has decided she should go st...

    ?????/5. YOU GUYS. Add this to your #TBR STAT if you work in a middle school. It?s phenomenal. I am about to do a terrible job describing it because I just cannot capture its amazingness in words that do it justice. ? Zen is starting over in a new state and new school ...

    Zenobia moves to a new town to live with her Aunties and quickly discovers a small group of friends she feels comfortable with. Well, mostly. Zenobia just wants to be a girl, not the trans girl, so she keeps her secret hidden. When someone outs a trans boy at her school, she suddenly f...

    I loved this book, which was totally different from the author's first book but just as powerful in its own regard. The way this author handles gender stuff is just phenomenal, incorporating specific experiences that trans and nonbinary people have that are rarely, if ever, featured in...

    Zenobia is starting a life new life being her true self with her Aunts' in Maine after her fathers death in Arizona. She's never been able to be her true self before, and now that she can be she's a little nervous about it. She still has her mad-hacking skills to use an escape but it's...

    After Zenobia's father dies, she goes to live with her aunts in their small New Hampshire town. This gives her the opportunity to start at a new school as the girl she has always known that she is. It is a rough transition, filled with guilt and self-doubt. Zenobia finds new friends bu...

    Zenobia July is the story of Zenobia, a young trans girl from Arizona who moves to Maine to live with her aunts after the sudden death of her father. The book deals with some very complex issues in what I think was a very well done manner. Zenobia is struggling to come to grips not onl...

    I was a big fan of this book. I really appreciated how many queer characters there were, instead of the typical narrative of the single trans kid explaining their identity to everyone around them. Here, zen was surrounded by people who loved and supported her, which was so good to read...

    I spent today reading "Zenobia July"; it was a joyous day, a wonderful read. Young Adult or not, the book moved me in so many ways. The reality of Zenobia's angst, fear, creativity, and goodness and love are paced perfectly - for any age reader. The other characters are all interesting...

    I loved, loved, loved getting to know Zen and her friends. I couldn?t put this book down. The author describes a community with such detail and clarity I feel like I know the characters. I really enjoyed the brief bits throughout the book written in the voice of other characters - ge...

    Zenobia's life is beginning anew in more ways than one-- she's moved from Arizona to Maine to live with her aunts, and she's finally living as the girl she is. Like most middle schoolers, she finds a few friends, but a couple of enemies too. When an anonymous hacker edits her school's ...

  • Beth
    Jun 02, 2019

    Many thanks to Penguin Books for Young Readers for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review How can they not know? It just keeps happening that nobody sees and so I've kept going, but I'm always waiting for the hammer to fall, and I hate having this hammer over my head...

    Personal stuff below. So. Gender. What does it mean to me? Honestly, it's simple: "He" negates me. "He" erases me. I've always known that I'm different. Since I was little I knew that I wasn't a boy. I've never been completely sure that I'm the opposite, but I've always bee...

    Liked this trans girl MG so much. Really memorable and varied secondary cast, no deadnaming (though there is misgendering of another character), and I love that the MC is a cybergenius. ...

    E ARC from Edleweiss Plus Zenobia has moved from Arizona, where she lived with her dysfunctional father after the death of her mother, and is now living in Maine with her Aunt Lucy and her wife Phil. She is starting a new school, and rather nervous about it, especially since she is ...

    One thing I really like about Lisa Bunker's books is that the LGBT+ characters have actual stories instead of Just Being Gay (or trans, or what have you). In this one, Zenobia fights cybercrime while potentially commiting some of her own. She's trans, it's a major part of the story, bu...

    One of the best trans books I've read. I also really loved the author's delicate and honest portrayal of Christian Evangelism. I wish the editor had cut out the "interludes". I will be interested to see what those look like in the final print version. ...

    Okay, I really feel the need to have two separate reviews for this one. First, the story itself. It was...okay, but there was some pretty big issues with it, mainly with regards to the hacking. I'm not a hacker, but I do have some decent programming knowledge, and while some of the ...

    I really liked Zen and enjoyed reading her figure out who she could and would be, who she wanted to be friends with, how to see herself as she wants to. I love the family (related and chosen) and friends that she gains: the Aunties and Uncle Sprink, Arli, Dyna, and to a lesser extent C...

    TWs: bullying/cyberbullying/harassment, forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, religious fanaticism as a disguise for homophobia, and depictions of dysphoria ...

    I adored Felix Yz and loved this one as well. Zenobia was a great character and her growth was believable and heroic. Supporting characters were well-developed as well. I know just who is getting this book first at my school. I have quite a few students intensely interested in books wi...

    Originally posted on: The Quirky Book Nerd *I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review* This was an incredibly enjoyable read. There are so many intriguing aspects of this novel that captivated me right from the start. At its core, this is ...

    Zenobia is terrified to start a new school. Her life's been rough already--losing her mother some years ago, and now her father, and moving in with her father's sister and her wife in a different state. The terrifying thing, though? She's going to try going to her new school as a girl,...

    Zenobia has just moved to Maine from Arizona to live with her aunts after the death of her father. With her aunts? support, she?s begun presenting as her true self, a girl, full time, although she's not ready to come out as trans at school. Happily, she befriends genderqueer Arli, ...

    Most of it is well done (except for the random 1-2 page chapters from other people?s points of view about Zenobia - I?m sorry, but they just didn?t fit. Yanked me right out of the story without adding anything), but not my cup of tea. The characters are flawed in realistic ways, ...

    ?Zenobia July? is a heartwarming, middle-grade novel about a transgender girl who starts her new life in a new town with her aunts. I received this book from Penguin Teen Canada in exchange for an honest and free review. It sounded like a perfect read for Pride Month. I am ...

    This has been my favorite book of summer break! I loved Lisa Bunker's Felix Yz, so I was thrilled when this one showed up on my porch. Zenobia July is an excellent - and complicated, happy/sad, joyful - middle-grade book. Zenobia, her Aunties, and all the other characters are folks tha...

    Really liked this one. Main character is a middle school age trans girl who just moved across the country to live with her aunts. Adjusting to a new school is difficult, especially in terms of finding friends. This is complicated by the fact that her family has decided she should go st...

    ?????/5. YOU GUYS. Add this to your #TBR STAT if you work in a middle school. It?s phenomenal. I am about to do a terrible job describing it because I just cannot capture its amazingness in words that do it justice. ? Zen is starting over in a new state and new school ...

    Zenobia moves to a new town to live with her Aunties and quickly discovers a small group of friends she feels comfortable with. Well, mostly. Zenobia just wants to be a girl, not the trans girl, so she keeps her secret hidden. When someone outs a trans boy at her school, she suddenly f...

    I loved this book, which was totally different from the author's first book but just as powerful in its own regard. The way this author handles gender stuff is just phenomenal, incorporating specific experiences that trans and nonbinary people have that are rarely, if ever, featured in...

    Zenobia is starting a life new life being her true self with her Aunts' in Maine after her fathers death in Arizona. She's never been able to be her true self before, and now that she can be she's a little nervous about it. She still has her mad-hacking skills to use an escape but it's...

    After Zenobia's father dies, she goes to live with her aunts in their small New Hampshire town. This gives her the opportunity to start at a new school as the girl she has always known that she is. It is a rough transition, filled with guilt and self-doubt. Zenobia finds new friends bu...

    Zenobia July is the story of Zenobia, a young trans girl from Arizona who moves to Maine to live with her aunts after the sudden death of her father. The book deals with some very complex issues in what I think was a very well done manner. Zenobia is struggling to come to grips not onl...

    I was a big fan of this book. I really appreciated how many queer characters there were, instead of the typical narrative of the single trans kid explaining their identity to everyone around them. Here, zen was surrounded by people who loved and supported her, which was so good to read...

    I spent today reading "Zenobia July"; it was a joyous day, a wonderful read. Young Adult or not, the book moved me in so many ways. The reality of Zenobia's angst, fear, creativity, and goodness and love are paced perfectly - for any age reader. The other characters are all interesting...

    I loved, loved, loved getting to know Zen and her friends. I couldn?t put this book down. The author describes a community with such detail and clarity I feel like I know the characters. I really enjoyed the brief bits throughout the book written in the voice of other characters - ge...

  • Aurora
    Jun 11, 2019

    Many thanks to Penguin Books for Young Readers for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review How can they not know? It just keeps happening that nobody sees and so I've kept going, but I'm always waiting for the hammer to fall, and I hate having this hammer over my head...

    Personal stuff below. So. Gender. What does it mean to me? Honestly, it's simple: "He" negates me. "He" erases me. I've always known that I'm different. Since I was little I knew that I wasn't a boy. I've never been completely sure that I'm the opposite, but I've always bee...

    Liked this trans girl MG so much. Really memorable and varied secondary cast, no deadnaming (though there is misgendering of another character), and I love that the MC is a cybergenius. ...

    E ARC from Edleweiss Plus Zenobia has moved from Arizona, where she lived with her dysfunctional father after the death of her mother, and is now living in Maine with her Aunt Lucy and her wife Phil. She is starting a new school, and rather nervous about it, especially since she is ...

    One thing I really like about Lisa Bunker's books is that the LGBT+ characters have actual stories instead of Just Being Gay (or trans, or what have you). In this one, Zenobia fights cybercrime while potentially commiting some of her own. She's trans, it's a major part of the story, bu...

    One of the best trans books I've read. I also really loved the author's delicate and honest portrayal of Christian Evangelism. I wish the editor had cut out the "interludes". I will be interested to see what those look like in the final print version. ...

    Okay, I really feel the need to have two separate reviews for this one. First, the story itself. It was...okay, but there was some pretty big issues with it, mainly with regards to the hacking. I'm not a hacker, but I do have some decent programming knowledge, and while some of the ...

  • Carli
    Jul 08, 2019

    Many thanks to Penguin Books for Young Readers for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review How can they not know? It just keeps happening that nobody sees and so I've kept going, but I'm always waiting for the hammer to fall, and I hate having this hammer over my head...

    Personal stuff below. So. Gender. What does it mean to me? Honestly, it's simple: "He" negates me. "He" erases me. I've always known that I'm different. Since I was little I knew that I wasn't a boy. I've never been completely sure that I'm the opposite, but I've always bee...

    Liked this trans girl MG so much. Really memorable and varied secondary cast, no deadnaming (though there is misgendering of another character), and I love that the MC is a cybergenius. ...

    E ARC from Edleweiss Plus Zenobia has moved from Arizona, where she lived with her dysfunctional father after the death of her mother, and is now living in Maine with her Aunt Lucy and her wife Phil. She is starting a new school, and rather nervous about it, especially since she is ...

    One thing I really like about Lisa Bunker's books is that the LGBT+ characters have actual stories instead of Just Being Gay (or trans, or what have you). In this one, Zenobia fights cybercrime while potentially commiting some of her own. She's trans, it's a major part of the story, bu...

    One of the best trans books I've read. I also really loved the author's delicate and honest portrayal of Christian Evangelism. I wish the editor had cut out the "interludes". I will be interested to see what those look like in the final print version. ...

    Okay, I really feel the need to have two separate reviews for this one. First, the story itself. It was...okay, but there was some pretty big issues with it, mainly with regards to the hacking. I'm not a hacker, but I do have some decent programming knowledge, and while some of the ...

    I really liked Zen and enjoyed reading her figure out who she could and would be, who she wanted to be friends with, how to see herself as she wants to. I love the family (related and chosen) and friends that she gains: the Aunties and Uncle Sprink, Arli, Dyna, and to a lesser extent C...

    TWs: bullying/cyberbullying/harassment, forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, religious fanaticism as a disguise for homophobia, and depictions of dysphoria ...

    I adored Felix Yz and loved this one as well. Zenobia was a great character and her growth was believable and heroic. Supporting characters were well-developed as well. I know just who is getting this book first at my school. I have quite a few students intensely interested in books wi...

    Originally posted on: The Quirky Book Nerd *I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review* This was an incredibly enjoyable read. There are so many intriguing aspects of this novel that captivated me right from the start. At its core, this is ...

    Zenobia is terrified to start a new school. Her life's been rough already--losing her mother some years ago, and now her father, and moving in with her father's sister and her wife in a different state. The terrifying thing, though? She's going to try going to her new school as a girl,...

    Zenobia has just moved to Maine from Arizona to live with her aunts after the death of her father. With her aunts? support, she?s begun presenting as her true self, a girl, full time, although she's not ready to come out as trans at school. Happily, she befriends genderqueer Arli, ...

    Most of it is well done (except for the random 1-2 page chapters from other people?s points of view about Zenobia - I?m sorry, but they just didn?t fit. Yanked me right out of the story without adding anything), but not my cup of tea. The characters are flawed in realistic ways, ...

    ?Zenobia July? is a heartwarming, middle-grade novel about a transgender girl who starts her new life in a new town with her aunts. I received this book from Penguin Teen Canada in exchange for an honest and free review. It sounded like a perfect read for Pride Month. I am ...

    This has been my favorite book of summer break! I loved Lisa Bunker's Felix Yz, so I was thrilled when this one showed up on my porch. Zenobia July is an excellent - and complicated, happy/sad, joyful - middle-grade book. Zenobia, her Aunties, and all the other characters are folks tha...

    Really liked this one. Main character is a middle school age trans girl who just moved across the country to live with her aunts. Adjusting to a new school is difficult, especially in terms of finding friends. This is complicated by the fact that her family has decided she should go st...

    ?????/5. YOU GUYS. Add this to your #TBR STAT if you work in a middle school. It?s phenomenal. I am about to do a terrible job describing it because I just cannot capture its amazingness in words that do it justice. ? Zen is starting over in a new state and new school ...

  • Madeline
    Jun 22, 2019

    Many thanks to Penguin Books for Young Readers for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review How can they not know? It just keeps happening that nobody sees and so I've kept going, but I'm always waiting for the hammer to fall, and I hate having this hammer over my head...

    Personal stuff below. So. Gender. What does it mean to me? Honestly, it's simple: "He" negates me. "He" erases me. I've always known that I'm different. Since I was little I knew that I wasn't a boy. I've never been completely sure that I'm the opposite, but I've always bee...

    Liked this trans girl MG so much. Really memorable and varied secondary cast, no deadnaming (though there is misgendering of another character), and I love that the MC is a cybergenius. ...

    E ARC from Edleweiss Plus Zenobia has moved from Arizona, where she lived with her dysfunctional father after the death of her mother, and is now living in Maine with her Aunt Lucy and her wife Phil. She is starting a new school, and rather nervous about it, especially since she is ...

    One thing I really like about Lisa Bunker's books is that the LGBT+ characters have actual stories instead of Just Being Gay (or trans, or what have you). In this one, Zenobia fights cybercrime while potentially commiting some of her own. She's trans, it's a major part of the story, bu...

    One of the best trans books I've read. I also really loved the author's delicate and honest portrayal of Christian Evangelism. I wish the editor had cut out the "interludes". I will be interested to see what those look like in the final print version. ...

    Okay, I really feel the need to have two separate reviews for this one. First, the story itself. It was...okay, but there was some pretty big issues with it, mainly with regards to the hacking. I'm not a hacker, but I do have some decent programming knowledge, and while some of the ...

    I really liked Zen and enjoyed reading her figure out who she could and would be, who she wanted to be friends with, how to see herself as she wants to. I love the family (related and chosen) and friends that she gains: the Aunties and Uncle Sprink, Arli, Dyna, and to a lesser extent C...

    TWs: bullying/cyberbullying/harassment, forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, religious fanaticism as a disguise for homophobia, and depictions of dysphoria ...

    I adored Felix Yz and loved this one as well. Zenobia was a great character and her growth was believable and heroic. Supporting characters were well-developed as well. I know just who is getting this book first at my school. I have quite a few students intensely interested in books wi...

    Originally posted on: The Quirky Book Nerd *I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review* This was an incredibly enjoyable read. There are so many intriguing aspects of this novel that captivated me right from the start. At its core, this is ...

    Zenobia is terrified to start a new school. Her life's been rough already--losing her mother some years ago, and now her father, and moving in with her father's sister and her wife in a different state. The terrifying thing, though? She's going to try going to her new school as a girl,...

    Zenobia has just moved to Maine from Arizona to live with her aunts after the death of her father. With her aunts? support, she?s begun presenting as her true self, a girl, full time, although she's not ready to come out as trans at school. Happily, she befriends genderqueer Arli, ...

    Most of it is well done (except for the random 1-2 page chapters from other people?s points of view about Zenobia - I?m sorry, but they just didn?t fit. Yanked me right out of the story without adding anything), but not my cup of tea. The characters are flawed in realistic ways, ...

    ?Zenobia July? is a heartwarming, middle-grade novel about a transgender girl who starts her new life in a new town with her aunts. I received this book from Penguin Teen Canada in exchange for an honest and free review. It sounded like a perfect read for Pride Month. I am ...

    This has been my favorite book of summer break! I loved Lisa Bunker's Felix Yz, so I was thrilled when this one showed up on my porch. Zenobia July is an excellent - and complicated, happy/sad, joyful - middle-grade book. Zenobia, her Aunties, and all the other characters are folks tha...

    Really liked this one. Main character is a middle school age trans girl who just moved across the country to live with her aunts. Adjusting to a new school is difficult, especially in terms of finding friends. This is complicated by the fact that her family has decided she should go st...

    ?????/5. YOU GUYS. Add this to your #TBR STAT if you work in a middle school. It?s phenomenal. I am about to do a terrible job describing it because I just cannot capture its amazingness in words that do it justice. ? Zen is starting over in a new state and new school ...

    Zenobia moves to a new town to live with her Aunties and quickly discovers a small group of friends she feels comfortable with. Well, mostly. Zenobia just wants to be a girl, not the trans girl, so she keeps her secret hidden. When someone outs a trans boy at her school, she suddenly f...

    I loved this book, which was totally different from the author's first book but just as powerful in its own regard. The way this author handles gender stuff is just phenomenal, incorporating specific experiences that trans and nonbinary people have that are rarely, if ever, featured in...

    Zenobia is starting a life new life being her true self with her Aunts' in Maine after her fathers death in Arizona. She's never been able to be her true self before, and now that she can be she's a little nervous about it. She still has her mad-hacking skills to use an escape but it's...

  • Pat Yosha
    Jun 14, 2019

    Many thanks to Penguin Books for Young Readers for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review How can they not know? It just keeps happening that nobody sees and so I've kept going, but I'm always waiting for the hammer to fall, and I hate having this hammer over my head...

    Personal stuff below. So. Gender. What does it mean to me? Honestly, it's simple: "He" negates me. "He" erases me. I've always known that I'm different. Since I was little I knew that I wasn't a boy. I've never been completely sure that I'm the opposite, but I've always bee...

    Liked this trans girl MG so much. Really memorable and varied secondary cast, no deadnaming (though there is misgendering of another character), and I love that the MC is a cybergenius. ...

    E ARC from Edleweiss Plus Zenobia has moved from Arizona, where she lived with her dysfunctional father after the death of her mother, and is now living in Maine with her Aunt Lucy and her wife Phil. She is starting a new school, and rather nervous about it, especially since she is ...

    One thing I really like about Lisa Bunker's books is that the LGBT+ characters have actual stories instead of Just Being Gay (or trans, or what have you). In this one, Zenobia fights cybercrime while potentially commiting some of her own. She's trans, it's a major part of the story, bu...

    One of the best trans books I've read. I also really loved the author's delicate and honest portrayal of Christian Evangelism. I wish the editor had cut out the "interludes". I will be interested to see what those look like in the final print version. ...

    Okay, I really feel the need to have two separate reviews for this one. First, the story itself. It was...okay, but there was some pretty big issues with it, mainly with regards to the hacking. I'm not a hacker, but I do have some decent programming knowledge, and while some of the ...

    I really liked Zen and enjoyed reading her figure out who she could and would be, who she wanted to be friends with, how to see herself as she wants to. I love the family (related and chosen) and friends that she gains: the Aunties and Uncle Sprink, Arli, Dyna, and to a lesser extent C...

    TWs: bullying/cyberbullying/harassment, forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, religious fanaticism as a disguise for homophobia, and depictions of dysphoria ...

    I adored Felix Yz and loved this one as well. Zenobia was a great character and her growth was believable and heroic. Supporting characters were well-developed as well. I know just who is getting this book first at my school. I have quite a few students intensely interested in books wi...

    Originally posted on: The Quirky Book Nerd *I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review* This was an incredibly enjoyable read. There are so many intriguing aspects of this novel that captivated me right from the start. At its core, this is ...

    Zenobia is terrified to start a new school. Her life's been rough already--losing her mother some years ago, and now her father, and moving in with her father's sister and her wife in a different state. The terrifying thing, though? She's going to try going to her new school as a girl,...

    Zenobia has just moved to Maine from Arizona to live with her aunts after the death of her father. With her aunts? support, she?s begun presenting as her true self, a girl, full time, although she's not ready to come out as trans at school. Happily, she befriends genderqueer Arli, ...

    Most of it is well done (except for the random 1-2 page chapters from other people?s points of view about Zenobia - I?m sorry, but they just didn?t fit. Yanked me right out of the story without adding anything), but not my cup of tea. The characters are flawed in realistic ways, ...

    ?Zenobia July? is a heartwarming, middle-grade novel about a transgender girl who starts her new life in a new town with her aunts. I received this book from Penguin Teen Canada in exchange for an honest and free review. It sounded like a perfect read for Pride Month. I am ...

    This has been my favorite book of summer break! I loved Lisa Bunker's Felix Yz, so I was thrilled when this one showed up on my porch. Zenobia July is an excellent - and complicated, happy/sad, joyful - middle-grade book. Zenobia, her Aunties, and all the other characters are folks tha...

    Really liked this one. Main character is a middle school age trans girl who just moved across the country to live with her aunts. Adjusting to a new school is difficult, especially in terms of finding friends. This is complicated by the fact that her family has decided she should go st...

    ?????/5. YOU GUYS. Add this to your #TBR STAT if you work in a middle school. It?s phenomenal. I am about to do a terrible job describing it because I just cannot capture its amazingness in words that do it justice. ? Zen is starting over in a new state and new school ...

    Zenobia moves to a new town to live with her Aunties and quickly discovers a small group of friends she feels comfortable with. Well, mostly. Zenobia just wants to be a girl, not the trans girl, so she keeps her secret hidden. When someone outs a trans boy at her school, she suddenly f...

    I loved this book, which was totally different from the author's first book but just as powerful in its own regard. The way this author handles gender stuff is just phenomenal, incorporating specific experiences that trans and nonbinary people have that are rarely, if ever, featured in...

    Zenobia is starting a life new life being her true self with her Aunts' in Maine after her fathers death in Arizona. She's never been able to be her true self before, and now that she can be she's a little nervous about it. She still has her mad-hacking skills to use an escape but it's...

    After Zenobia's father dies, she goes to live with her aunts in their small New Hampshire town. This gives her the opportunity to start at a new school as the girl she has always known that she is. It is a rough transition, filled with guilt and self-doubt. Zenobia finds new friends bu...

    Zenobia July is the story of Zenobia, a young trans girl from Arizona who moves to Maine to live with her aunts after the sudden death of her father. The book deals with some very complex issues in what I think was a very well done manner. Zenobia is struggling to come to grips not onl...

    I was a big fan of this book. I really appreciated how many queer characters there were, instead of the typical narrative of the single trans kid explaining their identity to everyone around them. Here, zen was surrounded by people who loved and supported her, which was so good to read...

    I spent today reading "Zenobia July"; it was a joyous day, a wonderful read. Young Adult or not, the book moved me in so many ways. The reality of Zenobia's angst, fear, creativity, and goodness and love are paced perfectly - for any age reader. The other characters are all interesting...

  • Emily
    Apr 08, 2019

    Many thanks to Penguin Books for Young Readers for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review How can they not know? It just keeps happening that nobody sees and so I've kept going, but I'm always waiting for the hammer to fall, and I hate having this hammer over my head...

    Personal stuff below. So. Gender. What does it mean to me? Honestly, it's simple: "He" negates me. "He" erases me. I've always known that I'm different. Since I was little I knew that I wasn't a boy. I've never been completely sure that I'm the opposite, but I've always bee...

    Liked this trans girl MG so much. Really memorable and varied secondary cast, no deadnaming (though there is misgendering of another character), and I love that the MC is a cybergenius. ...

    E ARC from Edleweiss Plus Zenobia has moved from Arizona, where she lived with her dysfunctional father after the death of her mother, and is now living in Maine with her Aunt Lucy and her wife Phil. She is starting a new school, and rather nervous about it, especially since she is ...

    One thing I really like about Lisa Bunker's books is that the LGBT+ characters have actual stories instead of Just Being Gay (or trans, or what have you). In this one, Zenobia fights cybercrime while potentially commiting some of her own. She's trans, it's a major part of the story, bu...

  • Hannah Witscher
    May 26, 2019

    Many thanks to Penguin Books for Young Readers for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review How can they not know? It just keeps happening that nobody sees and so I've kept going, but I'm always waiting for the hammer to fall, and I hate having this hammer over my head...

    Personal stuff below. So. Gender. What does it mean to me? Honestly, it's simple: "He" negates me. "He" erases me. I've always known that I'm different. Since I was little I knew that I wasn't a boy. I've never been completely sure that I'm the opposite, but I've always bee...

    Liked this trans girl MG so much. Really memorable and varied secondary cast, no deadnaming (though there is misgendering of another character), and I love that the MC is a cybergenius. ...

    E ARC from Edleweiss Plus Zenobia has moved from Arizona, where she lived with her dysfunctional father after the death of her mother, and is now living in Maine with her Aunt Lucy and her wife Phil. She is starting a new school, and rather nervous about it, especially since she is ...

    One thing I really like about Lisa Bunker's books is that the LGBT+ characters have actual stories instead of Just Being Gay (or trans, or what have you). In this one, Zenobia fights cybercrime while potentially commiting some of her own. She's trans, it's a major part of the story, bu...

    One of the best trans books I've read. I also really loved the author's delicate and honest portrayal of Christian Evangelism. I wish the editor had cut out the "interludes". I will be interested to see what those look like in the final print version. ...

    Okay, I really feel the need to have two separate reviews for this one. First, the story itself. It was...okay, but there was some pretty big issues with it, mainly with regards to the hacking. I'm not a hacker, but I do have some decent programming knowledge, and while some of the ...

    I really liked Zen and enjoyed reading her figure out who she could and would be, who she wanted to be friends with, how to see herself as she wants to. I love the family (related and chosen) and friends that she gains: the Aunties and Uncle Sprink, Arli, Dyna, and to a lesser extent C...

    TWs: bullying/cyberbullying/harassment, forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, religious fanaticism as a disguise for homophobia, and depictions of dysphoria ...

    I adored Felix Yz and loved this one as well. Zenobia was a great character and her growth was believable and heroic. Supporting characters were well-developed as well. I know just who is getting this book first at my school. I have quite a few students intensely interested in books wi...

    Originally posted on: The Quirky Book Nerd *I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review* This was an incredibly enjoyable read. There are so many intriguing aspects of this novel that captivated me right from the start. At its core, this is ...

    Zenobia is terrified to start a new school. Her life's been rough already--losing her mother some years ago, and now her father, and moving in with her father's sister and her wife in a different state. The terrifying thing, though? She's going to try going to her new school as a girl,...

    Zenobia has just moved to Maine from Arizona to live with her aunts after the death of her father. With her aunts? support, she?s begun presenting as her true self, a girl, full time, although she's not ready to come out as trans at school. Happily, she befriends genderqueer Arli, ...

    Most of it is well done (except for the random 1-2 page chapters from other people?s points of view about Zenobia - I?m sorry, but they just didn?t fit. Yanked me right out of the story without adding anything), but not my cup of tea. The characters are flawed in realistic ways, ...

    ?Zenobia July? is a heartwarming, middle-grade novel about a transgender girl who starts her new life in a new town with her aunts. I received this book from Penguin Teen Canada in exchange for an honest and free review. It sounded like a perfect read for Pride Month. I am ...

    This has been my favorite book of summer break! I loved Lisa Bunker's Felix Yz, so I was thrilled when this one showed up on my porch. Zenobia July is an excellent - and complicated, happy/sad, joyful - middle-grade book. Zenobia, her Aunties, and all the other characters are folks tha...

    Really liked this one. Main character is a middle school age trans girl who just moved across the country to live with her aunts. Adjusting to a new school is difficult, especially in terms of finding friends. This is complicated by the fact that her family has decided she should go st...

    ?????/5. YOU GUYS. Add this to your #TBR STAT if you work in a middle school. It?s phenomenal. I am about to do a terrible job describing it because I just cannot capture its amazingness in words that do it justice. ? Zen is starting over in a new state and new school ...

    Zenobia moves to a new town to live with her Aunties and quickly discovers a small group of friends she feels comfortable with. Well, mostly. Zenobia just wants to be a girl, not the trans girl, so she keeps her secret hidden. When someone outs a trans boy at her school, she suddenly f...

    I loved this book, which was totally different from the author's first book but just as powerful in its own regard. The way this author handles gender stuff is just phenomenal, incorporating specific experiences that trans and nonbinary people have that are rarely, if ever, featured in...

    Zenobia is starting a life new life being her true self with her Aunts' in Maine after her fathers death in Arizona. She's never been able to be her true self before, and now that she can be she's a little nervous about it. She still has her mad-hacking skills to use an escape but it's...

    After Zenobia's father dies, she goes to live with her aunts in their small New Hampshire town. This gives her the opportunity to start at a new school as the girl she has always known that she is. It is a rough transition, filled with guilt and self-doubt. Zenobia finds new friends bu...

    Zenobia July is the story of Zenobia, a young trans girl from Arizona who moves to Maine to live with her aunts after the sudden death of her father. The book deals with some very complex issues in what I think was a very well done manner. Zenobia is struggling to come to grips not onl...

    I was a big fan of this book. I really appreciated how many queer characters there were, instead of the typical narrative of the single trans kid explaining their identity to everyone around them. Here, zen was surrounded by people who loved and supported her, which was so good to read...

  • Aud
    Jun 22, 2019

    Many thanks to Penguin Books for Young Readers for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review How can they not know? It just keeps happening that nobody sees and so I've kept going, but I'm always waiting for the hammer to fall, and I hate having this hammer over my head...

    Personal stuff below. So. Gender. What does it mean to me? Honestly, it's simple: "He" negates me. "He" erases me. I've always known that I'm different. Since I was little I knew that I wasn't a boy. I've never been completely sure that I'm the opposite, but I've always bee...

    Liked this trans girl MG so much. Really memorable and varied secondary cast, no deadnaming (though there is misgendering of another character), and I love that the MC is a cybergenius. ...

    E ARC from Edleweiss Plus Zenobia has moved from Arizona, where she lived with her dysfunctional father after the death of her mother, and is now living in Maine with her Aunt Lucy and her wife Phil. She is starting a new school, and rather nervous about it, especially since she is ...

    One thing I really like about Lisa Bunker's books is that the LGBT+ characters have actual stories instead of Just Being Gay (or trans, or what have you). In this one, Zenobia fights cybercrime while potentially commiting some of her own. She's trans, it's a major part of the story, bu...

    One of the best trans books I've read. I also really loved the author's delicate and honest portrayal of Christian Evangelism. I wish the editor had cut out the "interludes". I will be interested to see what those look like in the final print version. ...

    Okay, I really feel the need to have two separate reviews for this one. First, the story itself. It was...okay, but there was some pretty big issues with it, mainly with regards to the hacking. I'm not a hacker, but I do have some decent programming knowledge, and while some of the ...

    I really liked Zen and enjoyed reading her figure out who she could and would be, who she wanted to be friends with, how to see herself as she wants to. I love the family (related and chosen) and friends that she gains: the Aunties and Uncle Sprink, Arli, Dyna, and to a lesser extent C...

    TWs: bullying/cyberbullying/harassment, forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, religious fanaticism as a disguise for homophobia, and depictions of dysphoria ...

    I adored Felix Yz and loved this one as well. Zenobia was a great character and her growth was believable and heroic. Supporting characters were well-developed as well. I know just who is getting this book first at my school. I have quite a few students intensely interested in books wi...

    Originally posted on: The Quirky Book Nerd *I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review* This was an incredibly enjoyable read. There are so many intriguing aspects of this novel that captivated me right from the start. At its core, this is ...

    Zenobia is terrified to start a new school. Her life's been rough already--losing her mother some years ago, and now her father, and moving in with her father's sister and her wife in a different state. The terrifying thing, though? She's going to try going to her new school as a girl,...

    Zenobia has just moved to Maine from Arizona to live with her aunts after the death of her father. With her aunts? support, she?s begun presenting as her true self, a girl, full time, although she's not ready to come out as trans at school. Happily, she befriends genderqueer Arli, ...

    Most of it is well done (except for the random 1-2 page chapters from other people?s points of view about Zenobia - I?m sorry, but they just didn?t fit. Yanked me right out of the story without adding anything), but not my cup of tea. The characters are flawed in realistic ways, ...

  • Chris
    Jun 02, 2019

    Many thanks to Penguin Books for Young Readers for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review How can they not know? It just keeps happening that nobody sees and so I've kept going, but I'm always waiting for the hammer to fall, and I hate having this hammer over my head...

    Personal stuff below. So. Gender. What does it mean to me? Honestly, it's simple: "He" negates me. "He" erases me. I've always known that I'm different. Since I was little I knew that I wasn't a boy. I've never been completely sure that I'm the opposite, but I've always bee...

  • Tucker
    May 12, 2019

    Many thanks to Penguin Books for Young Readers for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review How can they not know? It just keeps happening that nobody sees and so I've kept going, but I'm always waiting for the hammer to fall, and I hate having this hammer over my head...

  • Mary Lynne
    Jun 06, 2019

    Many thanks to Penguin Books for Young Readers for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review How can they not know? It just keeps happening that nobody sees and so I've kept going, but I'm always waiting for the hammer to fall, and I hate having this hammer over my head...

    Personal stuff below. So. Gender. What does it mean to me? Honestly, it's simple: "He" negates me. "He" erases me. I've always known that I'm different. Since I was little I knew that I wasn't a boy. I've never been completely sure that I'm the opposite, but I've always bee...

    Liked this trans girl MG so much. Really memorable and varied secondary cast, no deadnaming (though there is misgendering of another character), and I love that the MC is a cybergenius. ...

    E ARC from Edleweiss Plus Zenobia has moved from Arizona, where she lived with her dysfunctional father after the death of her mother, and is now living in Maine with her Aunt Lucy and her wife Phil. She is starting a new school, and rather nervous about it, especially since she is ...

    One thing I really like about Lisa Bunker's books is that the LGBT+ characters have actual stories instead of Just Being Gay (or trans, or what have you). In this one, Zenobia fights cybercrime while potentially commiting some of her own. She's trans, it's a major part of the story, bu...

    One of the best trans books I've read. I also really loved the author's delicate and honest portrayal of Christian Evangelism. I wish the editor had cut out the "interludes". I will be interested to see what those look like in the final print version. ...

    Okay, I really feel the need to have two separate reviews for this one. First, the story itself. It was...okay, but there was some pretty big issues with it, mainly with regards to the hacking. I'm not a hacker, but I do have some decent programming knowledge, and while some of the ...

    I really liked Zen and enjoyed reading her figure out who she could and would be, who she wanted to be friends with, how to see herself as she wants to. I love the family (related and chosen) and friends that she gains: the Aunties and Uncle Sprink, Arli, Dyna, and to a lesser extent C...

    TWs: bullying/cyberbullying/harassment, forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, religious fanaticism as a disguise for homophobia, and depictions of dysphoria ...

    I adored Felix Yz and loved this one as well. Zenobia was a great character and her growth was believable and heroic. Supporting characters were well-developed as well. I know just who is getting this book first at my school. I have quite a few students intensely interested in books wi...

    Originally posted on: The Quirky Book Nerd *I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review* This was an incredibly enjoyable read. There are so many intriguing aspects of this novel that captivated me right from the start. At its core, this is ...

    Zenobia is terrified to start a new school. Her life's been rough already--losing her mother some years ago, and now her father, and moving in with her father's sister and her wife in a different state. The terrifying thing, though? She's going to try going to her new school as a girl,...

    Zenobia has just moved to Maine from Arizona to live with her aunts after the death of her father. With her aunts? support, she?s begun presenting as her true self, a girl, full time, although she's not ready to come out as trans at school. Happily, she befriends genderqueer Arli, ...

    Most of it is well done (except for the random 1-2 page chapters from other people?s points of view about Zenobia - I?m sorry, but they just didn?t fit. Yanked me right out of the story without adding anything), but not my cup of tea. The characters are flawed in realistic ways, ...

    ?Zenobia July? is a heartwarming, middle-grade novel about a transgender girl who starts her new life in a new town with her aunts. I received this book from Penguin Teen Canada in exchange for an honest and free review. It sounded like a perfect read for Pride Month. I am ...

    This has been my favorite book of summer break! I loved Lisa Bunker's Felix Yz, so I was thrilled when this one showed up on my porch. Zenobia July is an excellent - and complicated, happy/sad, joyful - middle-grade book. Zenobia, her Aunties, and all the other characters are folks tha...

    Really liked this one. Main character is a middle school age trans girl who just moved across the country to live with her aunts. Adjusting to a new school is difficult, especially in terms of finding friends. This is complicated by the fact that her family has decided she should go st...

    ?????/5. YOU GUYS. Add this to your #TBR STAT if you work in a middle school. It?s phenomenal. I am about to do a terrible job describing it because I just cannot capture its amazingness in words that do it justice. ? Zen is starting over in a new state and new school ...

    Zenobia moves to a new town to live with her Aunties and quickly discovers a small group of friends she feels comfortable with. Well, mostly. Zenobia just wants to be a girl, not the trans girl, so she keeps her secret hidden. When someone outs a trans boy at her school, she suddenly f...

    I loved this book, which was totally different from the author's first book but just as powerful in its own regard. The way this author handles gender stuff is just phenomenal, incorporating specific experiences that trans and nonbinary people have that are rarely, if ever, featured in...

    Zenobia is starting a life new life being her true self with her Aunts' in Maine after her fathers death in Arizona. She's never been able to be her true self before, and now that she can be she's a little nervous about it. She still has her mad-hacking skills to use an escape but it's...

    After Zenobia's father dies, she goes to live with her aunts in their small New Hampshire town. This gives her the opportunity to start at a new school as the girl she has always known that she is. It is a rough transition, filled with guilt and self-doubt. Zenobia finds new friends bu...

    Zenobia July is the story of Zenobia, a young trans girl from Arizona who moves to Maine to live with her aunts after the sudden death of her father. The book deals with some very complex issues in what I think was a very well done manner. Zenobia is struggling to come to grips not onl...

    I was a big fan of this book. I really appreciated how many queer characters there were, instead of the typical narrative of the single trans kid explaining their identity to everyone around them. Here, zen was surrounded by people who loved and supported her, which was so good to read...

    I spent today reading "Zenobia July"; it was a joyous day, a wonderful read. Young Adult or not, the book moved me in so many ways. The reality of Zenobia's angst, fear, creativity, and goodness and love are paced perfectly - for any age reader. The other characters are all interesting...

    I loved, loved, loved getting to know Zen and her friends. I couldn?t put this book down. The author describes a community with such detail and clarity I feel like I know the characters. I really enjoyed the brief bits throughout the book written in the voice of other characters - ge...

    Zenobia's life is beginning anew in more ways than one-- she's moved from Arizona to Maine to live with her aunts, and she's finally living as the girl she is. Like most middle schoolers, she finds a few friends, but a couple of enemies too. When an anonymous hacker edits her school's ...

    I totes dragged my feet getting around to reading Felix Yz, and it was fan-tucking-fastic, so the second i could get Zenobia July on my public library?s recommendation list i jumped at it. How thankful i am. i sincerely hope that this is a beginning story, and we get to spend mor...

    Another LGBTQIA+ book for tweens - very well done! Zenobia is a trans tween who had her life uprooted after her father died, leaving her an orphan. This book really seemed to address the emotional and social side of transitioning, which is interesting - especially at that age level, wh...

    Powerful and poignant, this story is about a trans girl starting a new life with her Aunts in Portland, Maine. Helping to solve a cyber-mystery, she becomes friends with other middle school misfits. Zen eventually discovers she can be her true self, realizing there are many ways to f...

  • Bruce Crocker
    Jul 03, 2019

    Many thanks to Penguin Books for Young Readers for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review How can they not know? It just keeps happening that nobody sees and so I've kept going, but I'm always waiting for the hammer to fall, and I hate having this hammer over my head...

    Personal stuff below. So. Gender. What does it mean to me? Honestly, it's simple: "He" negates me. "He" erases me. I've always known that I'm different. Since I was little I knew that I wasn't a boy. I've never been completely sure that I'm the opposite, but I've always bee...

    Liked this trans girl MG so much. Really memorable and varied secondary cast, no deadnaming (though there is misgendering of another character), and I love that the MC is a cybergenius. ...

    E ARC from Edleweiss Plus Zenobia has moved from Arizona, where she lived with her dysfunctional father after the death of her mother, and is now living in Maine with her Aunt Lucy and her wife Phil. She is starting a new school, and rather nervous about it, especially since she is ...

    One thing I really like about Lisa Bunker's books is that the LGBT+ characters have actual stories instead of Just Being Gay (or trans, or what have you). In this one, Zenobia fights cybercrime while potentially commiting some of her own. She's trans, it's a major part of the story, bu...

    One of the best trans books I've read. I also really loved the author's delicate and honest portrayal of Christian Evangelism. I wish the editor had cut out the "interludes". I will be interested to see what those look like in the final print version. ...

    Okay, I really feel the need to have two separate reviews for this one. First, the story itself. It was...okay, but there was some pretty big issues with it, mainly with regards to the hacking. I'm not a hacker, but I do have some decent programming knowledge, and while some of the ...

    I really liked Zen and enjoyed reading her figure out who she could and would be, who she wanted to be friends with, how to see herself as she wants to. I love the family (related and chosen) and friends that she gains: the Aunties and Uncle Sprink, Arli, Dyna, and to a lesser extent C...

    TWs: bullying/cyberbullying/harassment, forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, religious fanaticism as a disguise for homophobia, and depictions of dysphoria ...

    I adored Felix Yz and loved this one as well. Zenobia was a great character and her growth was believable and heroic. Supporting characters were well-developed as well. I know just who is getting this book first at my school. I have quite a few students intensely interested in books wi...

    Originally posted on: The Quirky Book Nerd *I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review* This was an incredibly enjoyable read. There are so many intriguing aspects of this novel that captivated me right from the start. At its core, this is ...

    Zenobia is terrified to start a new school. Her life's been rough already--losing her mother some years ago, and now her father, and moving in with her father's sister and her wife in a different state. The terrifying thing, though? She's going to try going to her new school as a girl,...

    Zenobia has just moved to Maine from Arizona to live with her aunts after the death of her father. With her aunts? support, she?s begun presenting as her true self, a girl, full time, although she's not ready to come out as trans at school. Happily, she befriends genderqueer Arli, ...

    Most of it is well done (except for the random 1-2 page chapters from other people?s points of view about Zenobia - I?m sorry, but they just didn?t fit. Yanked me right out of the story without adding anything), but not my cup of tea. The characters are flawed in realistic ways, ...

    ?Zenobia July? is a heartwarming, middle-grade novel about a transgender girl who starts her new life in a new town with her aunts. I received this book from Penguin Teen Canada in exchange for an honest and free review. It sounded like a perfect read for Pride Month. I am ...

    This has been my favorite book of summer break! I loved Lisa Bunker's Felix Yz, so I was thrilled when this one showed up on my porch. Zenobia July is an excellent - and complicated, happy/sad, joyful - middle-grade book. Zenobia, her Aunties, and all the other characters are folks tha...