The main character of the novel is a boy named Felix Love. The story follows his path of finding love. Felix feels the odds are stacked against him since he is Black, queer, and transgender. When a bully harasses him because of his transgender identity and uses his dead name, Felix comes up with a plan to catfish the bully and get revenge. The twist is that Felix ends up falling in love with him. His journey involves a lot of self-discovery and determining how he truly feels about himself.
Callender is a children’s fiction author. They are known for winning the Stonewall Book Award and Lamda Literary Award for their book Hurricane Child. The middle grade novel is about a boy who is born during a hurricane and believes he is cursed.
They have a bachelor’s degree in Japanese and Creative writing from Sarah Lawrence College and a MFA from The New School. Callender uses they/them pronouns. Other books by Callender include This Is Kinda An Epic Love Story, Queen of the Conquered, and King and the Dragonflies.