by Hazel Edwards, Ryan Kennedy


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School-leaver Skye plays guitar in her all-female Chronic Cramps band. Making her name in the competitive punk/indie scene is easier than FTM (female to male) transitioning: from Skye to Finn, from girl to man. Uncovering genetic mysteries about family heritage tear the family apart. Trans gender identity is more than injections and surgery, it's about acceptance. Going public, Finn sings ftm lyrics on TV. With a little help from bemused mates and family who don't want to lose a daughter, but who love their teenager, Finn is transitioning.
f2m has appeal to teen readers (both boys and girls) through its:
• Compassionate, candid and funny 'coming of age' via punk music and family history genetic clues
• Accessible facts in story format on a little-understood medical situation. FTM means female to male. MTF means male to female
• International first; female to male gender transition YA fiction
• NOT autobiographical, but co-writer Ryan has experienced the medical sequence of gender reassignment from female to male, which is less common than MTF
• Insight into genetic inheritances.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781876462901
Publisher: Hybrid Publishers
Publication date: 05/13/2010
Pages: 338
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Best known for There’s a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake, Melbourne based HAZEL EDWARDS has also written YA novels & adult non-fiction including Difficult Personalities. Family friends, Hazel and Ryan co-wrote online and via webcam.

New Zealand-based RYAN KENNEDY lived as female until his transition to male at 27. Ryan works in IT and is a passionate environmentalist and musician.

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F2m 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
PennyAnne on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Young Adult novel written by an Australian author primarily known for her "There's a Hippopotamus on My Roof ..." books for young children. This books follows the story of 18 year old Skye as she transitions to become Finn - it deals with the impact on Finn's family and friends and is a well-told and sometimes witty story based loosely on co-author Ryan Kennedy's experiences.