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By Karen Wirsing, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Boy sees life through eyes of servant girl in heavy tale.

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Otherbound will require reflection long after the book is finished. Author Corinne Duyvis writes about self-identification through language, and the complexity and depth take time to absorb. Half the novel is written through the eyes of a boy trapped in a girl’s body, which introduces the reader to the transgendered mind, and the novel also explores the tender love between two girls.

Otherbound suggests that there are many truths and that truth may not be tangible. By book's end, the reader will be questioning everything -- and when it comes to understanding human nature, that's probably a good thing.

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