Parents' Guide to

Felix Yz

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Tale of alien fused inside boy stresses acceptance, empathy.

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What you will—and won't—find in this book.

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age 10+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 10+

Explores how a 13 year old facing possible death is feeling, while at the same time dealing with every day going teen stuff, like a potential romance. It's gentle and beautiful.
age 9+

Feel Good story

This was a nice story about a kid with disabilities that resulted from an accident that left him fused with an alien when he was a toddler. It's cute, fun to read, well written. There is a love interest in the book. It's very cute and handled well. The love and support in the family is nice to read about. There is a gender non-conforming grandparent, a same-sex love interest, and a bi/pan parent.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (3 ):

Sometimes it's the main character's voice that draws the reader in, and this clever and compassionate science fiction tale boasts a talkative protagonist who's hard to resist. In Felix Yz, author Lisa Bunker doesn't pay much attention to the science behind Felix's multidimensional plight, but she creates a cast of offbeat characters who act as fascinating foils for stressed-out Felix. Serious issues, such as gender-switching and bullying, are treated with respect and usually a light, humorous touch.

Felix is someone adventurous middle school readers will relate to, and his story will capture hearts and open minds.

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