I picked up this book at the beginning of April to read as she’ was attending a festival I’m helped run and doing a talk on this book and I’m glad I did. It’s a simple and easy read but completely fascinating. Skye, the main character is an 18 year old who was born as a female but has always known that there was something different about her, that she was in fact a male stuck inside a females body.
Based on the true story of Ryan Kennedy, a family friend of Hazel Edwards, F2M explores what it is like to be a transgendered person in today’s society. Skye, takes the steps to become the man she wants to be in researching and befriending other transgendered people online before eventually meeting them in person. She’s hesitant in telling her family about it but along the way she discovers that her Grandmother’s sibling was also transgendered, someone she has always felt drawn too.
While F2M does progress rather quickly and seems rushed iin some places it is thought provoking and very much an eye opener for those people who aren’t fully aware of what it is like to be transgendered, if you aren’t, then you really don’t have any ideas what it would be like to be born in the wrong body.