This is a book about transgender people. I am cisgender and so do not have enough prior knowledge to truly analyse the representation of trans people in this book.
So, here's some reviews I found from the perspective of transgender reviewers:
Here's a review from Goodreads user Neo.
And here's a review from transgender reviewer James, who blogs/booklr's @ Crusing For Content
LIKE REALLY?!?! STOP IT. STOP BREAKING MY HEART!!!!!!
It deals with trans issues. It manages to do it well.*
(* but see the 'not so great bits' for improvements that could be made.)
I got a bit disorientated over whether we were in Leo or Kate's point of view at various moments, because both are written in the first person.
Annoying, but not the end of the world.
I also worked out what one of the major plot points (relating to Leo's father) was going to be from pretty early on, so it really didn't come as the surprise I think it was probably meant to be.
Whether this is because it was obvious, or because I read far too many books, is difficult to say.
It didn't spoil my overall enjoyment though: this is a great book.
Although I still think this book is awesome, I've become aware that there are issues with dead-naming Kate as David throughout the book. And mis-gendering her as him.
I decided to come back to this review and add this note because I felt it was an important point to make.
If you're a fan of well-written books, with complex characters and a hell of a lot of heart, read this book.
Seriously, you'll love it.
(This review was amended on 24th October 2016.)