There are some books which stay with you once you finish them. Some books which burrow inside your brain and your heart and set up camp. Laurie Frankel’s This Is How It Always Is is one of those books. Rosie and Penn have five sons and their family is like every other family…until it isn’t. When their youngest son Claude decides that when he grows up he wants to be a girl, things change and the whole family has to fight against the prejudices of their community.

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