Pageboy

A Memoir

288 pages

English language

Published Dec. 5, 2023 by Flatiron Books.

ISBN:
978-1-250-87835-9
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4 stars (13 reviews)

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Elliot Page is fucking cool

5 stars

He's gone through so much hardship in his life just to reach a place where he feels a level of stability that I take for granted every day. It was an honor to read about his journey and to learn more about his life.

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5 stars

Highly recommended! Each chapter is a story, but the book jumps around in time. It's not a linear story because it reads like somebody telling their story; some chapters could have started with "That reminds me of the time...". While I'm non-trans myself, I remembered some similar situations in my life when I was told to shut down my authentic self so other people wouldn't be uncomfortable, so those moments in his life really connected with me.

Some of it was tough to read, and I had to take a few breaks after particularly emotionally charged chapters, but because I knew he finds himself in the end, I kept coming back. It definitely highlighted for me how fast the world is (and isn't) advancing toward inclusion and acceptance. It's emotional, and sometimes heartbreaking; but in the end, Pageboy is a triumphant story of a boy who slowly learned to love …

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