TRANS* & Nonbinary

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I Was Born for This:

Everyone Needs Something to Believe in

by Alice Oseman (she/they) 
The Gender Creative Child, by Diane Ehrensaft, PhD

For Angel Rahimi, life is only about one thing: The Ark – a pop-rock trio of teenage boys who are currently taking the world by storm. Being part of The Ark’s fandom has given her everything – her friendships, her dreams, her place in the world.

Jimmy Kaga-Ricci owes everything to The Ark too. He’s their frontman – and playing in a band is all he’s ever dreamed of doing. It’s just a shame that recently everything in his life seems to have turned into a bit of a nightmare.

Because that’s the problem with dreaming – eventually, inevitably, real life arrives with a wake-up call. And when Angel and Jimmy are unexpectedly thrust together, they will discover just how strange and surprising facing up to reality can be.

Content Warning from the author.

  • Violence (mentions of blood and injury)
  • Anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Smoking
  • Discussions of sexual coercion of a minor (16y/o) by an adult in their 30s
  • Discussions of surgery
  • Discussions of drug usage (cannabis)
  • Biphobia
  • One brief incident of verbal transphobia


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