In the book, the author explores parenting, gender issues, unconditional love, and family all in one well-written book that I couldn’t put down!
When three-year-old Claude asks to wear a dress and refers to being a girl when he grows up, parents Rosie and Penn realize they are in a situation for which they are painfully unprepared. Doing everything they possibly can to support their child, Rosie and Penn help Claude transition into Poppy. She’s thrilled to be Poppy and blossoms into a happy, joyful child. Yet problems soon arise when keeping a secret as big as ‘Poppy’ becomes a secret that ends up keeping the entire family.
Frankel weaves a layered, complex, and rich story exploring themes of self-identity, self-loathing, and self-esteem in the transgender community. Highly Recommended! ~Rebecca, BPL