Lily and Dunkin

Book review by Darienne Stewart, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Sensitive story of misfits striving to be their real selves.

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 7 reviews

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age 12+

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The premise of the book centers around the 2 main characters, Tim (who identifies as Lily) and Norbert (nickname Dunkin). The book alternates between their perspectives, each telling the stories of a confused transgender girl and a boy who suffers with bipolar disorder. Each of the characters want to do what is right, but each struggles with how they can be themselves when it sometimes seems like the world is against them. Mentions both male and female anatomy "penis", "boobs" and a few tame curse words. Portrays the awkwardness of middle school accurately. Valuable to teach empathy and understanding.

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