‘Finding Nevo’ by Nevo Zisin.
Publisher: Walker Books Australia.
Published: May 2017.
Page Count: 224 Pages.
Genre: Non-fiction, Autobiography.
“Meet Nevo: girl, boy, he, she, him, her, they, them, daughter, son, teacher, student, friend, gay, bi, lesbian, trans, homo, Jew, dyke, masculine, feminine, androgynous, queer.”
Nevo was not born in the wrong body. Nevo just wants everyone to catch up with all that Nevo is.
Personal, political and passionate, Finding Nevo is an autobiography about gender and everything that comes with it.
Firstly, we would just like to say a huge thank you to Walker Books Australia for sending us a copy of ‘Finding Nevo’ to review.
This was a beautiful insight into a person’s journey to discover themselves.
We found this autobiography to be really insightful. We would definitely recommend this novel to everyone. This book would be great to help educate children on gender, sexuality, feminism, culture and faith.
This is one of the first autobiographies that we have read based on the topic of gender and transition. There have often been times that we have read about fictional characters who have transitioned however, we have never met anyone who has. This book truly educated us a lot and we found it really interesting.
In respect to Nevo, we will be addressing them in pronouns out of respect to this very courageous author.
We were so surprised by Nevo’s story as it was really eye-opening, fierce and very inspiring. We encourage those who are going through similar experiences or those that are looking for their next good read to pick up this novel!
Nevo mentioned many important issues throughout their story and how it changed their way of thinking. For example, people within today’s society can make many assumptions that can be incredibly hurtful like ‘assuming your straight until proven otherwise’. As a society, we should definitely stop our assumptions not only with sexuality but also with personal appearances. However you recognize yourself, whether that be gay, bi, trans or straight, know that we are all unique and equal.
We thoroughly enjoyed reading about Nevo’s experiences. Nevo is so courageous for being so honest and loyal. They believed in themselves and they are so brave for sharing their own personal experiences which will help a lot of people. This is a truly amazing book that we would recommend to everyone without a doubt.
Book Rating: 5/5 Stars ⭐️.