Review: Pageboy by Elliot Page
This was an interesting read. As Page notes in the introduction, it is a story of his personal experiences and is not meant to represent or to invalidate the experiences of other queer and trans lives. I found myself shocked and horrified on a number of occasions throughout the memoir. I also struggled a bit with the non-linear narrative and the way that many of the stories that the author told felt unfinished or were dismissed as no longer important. Fortunately I soon became used to the writing style and it did not cause me to put the book down or to stop reading. While this broke my heart on occasions, there were some uplifting moments such as the relationship that Page has with his mother--who despite having a very different perspective on the world was able to show her son unconditional love and acceptance.
An interesting glimpse into a very unusual life.