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This Is How It Always Is Alternate cover edition of ASIN BHWZFGThis is how a family keeps a secret and how that secret ends up keeping themThis is how a family lives happily ever after until happily ever after becomes complicatedThis is how children change and then change the worldThis is Claude He s five years old, the youngest of five brothers, and loves peanut butter sandwiches He also loves wearing a dress, and dreams of being a princessWhen he grows up, Claude says, he wants to be a girlRosie and Penn want Claude to be whoever Claude wants to be They re just not sure they re ready to share that with the world Soon the entire family is keeping Claude s secret Until one day it explodesThis Is How It Always Is is a novel about revelations, transformations, fairy tales, and family And it s about the ways this is how it always is Change is always hard and miraculous and hard again, parenting is always a leap into the unknown with crossed fingers and full hearts, children grow but not always according to plan And families with secrets don t get to keep them forever This is a novel everyone should read It s brilliant It s bold And it s time Elizabeth George, New York Times bestselling author of A Banquet of Consequences

10 thoughts on “This Is How It Always Is

  1. Emily May Emily May says:

    Well Usually boys don t wear dresses to preschool, Rosie admitted carefully Or tights I m not usually, said Claude This, Rosie reflected, even at the time, was true. I ve been going back and forth on whether I wanted to read this for a while On the one hand, the premise interested me, th

  2. Trevor Trevor says:

    I m really conflicted on the rating for THIS IS HOW IT ALWAYS IS because on the one hand it s great that this book has so many positives we need LGBTQIAP stories that don t end in tragedy We needof these books in general On the other hand, at times, there were such unrealistic situations taki

  3. Larry H Larry H says:

    I m about 4.5, maybe 4.75 stars.Penn and Rosie fell in love almost instantaneously Penn was a writer forever working on his damned novel, while Rosie worked as an emergency room doctor forever on the night shift When they decided to have children, especially as their family grew to four boys, they

  4. Kelly (and the Book Boar) Kelly (and the Book Boar) says:

    FLOAT Because this has been selected as REESE S BOOK CLUB pick for October, 2018 I m pretty sure Reese chooses her books by reading my blog because I seem to always read them first j k Anyway, many congrats to Laurie Frankel and her ever so lovely novel This must be like the book version of winning the

  5. BernLuvsBooks BernLuvsBooks says:

    This is How It Always Is was emotional, touching and at times a bit saccharine but I loved every page This is a story of love, family and acceptance It is also the story of young Claude who has gender dysphoria Claude is the youngest of Rosie Penn s five children and the result of their final attempt at ha

  6. Justin Tate Justin Tate says:

    This is the first novel I ve read that explores raising a transgendered child note transgendered may not be exactly the right word About 6 years ago I did read Raising My Rainbow by blogger extraordinaire Lori Duron Having that background knowledge helped me appreciate this book even , especially in the ways tha

  7. Susanne Strong Susanne Strong says:

    5 Extremely Emotional, Heartfelt Stars My Heart is Bursting with Love for this Incredibly Well Written, Insightful Novel Over the last few years, I had seen several incredible reviews for this book and I knew that I wanted to read it A year ago, I bought the book but I just hadn t gotten around to it You know how it

  8. Heather Heather says:

    The only reason I finished this is because I think the topic of discussion is important and I wanted to give it my attention This book is a character study, and not just of Claude Poppy, but the entire family I made no real connections with any of them individually, but did feel the love amongst them as a whole Character

  9. Skyler Autumn Skyler Autumn says:

    3 Stars This is How It Always Is, is a book I don t usually gravitate towards call me a chicken but when I read a blurb about a transgender child coming into their own I right away go to all the negative and horrible people that child will have to endure in their adolescents Then I start thinking how societies the worst, the o

  10. Elyse Walters Elyse Walters says:

    Happy New Year A gorgeous eye catching book cover.A story with a lot of heartKept me reading into the New Year early morning hours I enjoyed this novel very much but it s not without flaws The very VERY beginning Once Upon a Time Claude Was Born , I felt the writing was too busy too wordy But then.It got FUNNYreally hysterical We g

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