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I loved this book, genuinely, and I don’t know there’s much more that needs to be said on the topic. It’s a super engaging and super educational resource that ought to be prominent on shelves in books stores and libraries everywhere. Dawson’s honesty and integrity in telling her own story, whilst simultaneously exploring larger aspects of LGBTQ+ culture – both the joys of being part of the community and the difficulties that come with identifying as not straight and/or not cis – makes for a compelling and informative journey.
And while The Gender Games has been marketed as Dawson’s first book for adults, I do think it’s an important read for her established teenage audience as well, particularly in its clear and unwavering denouncement of the concept of binary gender, a conversation so ripe for the picking in present times.
The book is a perfect continuation of Dawson’s Glamour UK column, and if you’re not a follower of it already, it’s worth keeping up with, as is her YA list.