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Somebody Told Me:

A Novel about Trauma, Identity and Survival

by Mia Siegert (all pronouns) 
The Gender Creative Child, by Diane Ehrensaft, PhD

“A compelling narrative layered with intersections of gender, sexuality, and spirituality.”―Booklist

After an assault, bigender seventeen-year-old Aleks/Alexis is looking for a fresh start―so they voluntarily move in with their uncle, a Catholic priest. In their new bedroom, Aleks/Alexis discovers they can overhear parishioners in the church confessional. Moved by the struggles of these “sinners,” Aleks/Alexis decides to anonymously help them, finding solace in their secret identity: a guardian angel instead of a victim.

But then Aleks/Alexis overhears a confession of another priest admitting to sexually abusing a parishioner. As they try to uncover the priest’s identity before he hurts anyone again, Aleks/Alexis is also forced to confront their own abuser and come to terms with their past trauma.

Trigger Warning for sexual abuse, assault, and homophobic and transphobic comments. Aleks/Alexis has brief flashbacks to a toxic relationship and a sexual assault.

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