Downtown Springfield Association

Welcome to your new favorite book club! Join the Downtown Springfield Association and the Springfield-Greene County Library District every second Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. for the Downtown Book Club.

June 2024 Pick:

Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender


Felix Love has never been in love—and, yes, he’s painfully aware of the irony. He desperately wants to know what it’s like and why it seems so easy for everyone but him to find someone. What’s worse is that, even though he is proud of his identity, Felix also secretly fears that he’s one marginalization too many—Black, queer, and transgender—to ever get his own happily-ever-after.
When an anonymous student begins sending him transphobic messages—after publicly posting Felix’s deadname alongside images of him before he transitioned—Felix comes up with a plan for revenge. What he didn’t count on: his catfish scenario landing him in a quasi–love triangle….
But as he navigates his complicated feelings, Felix begins a journey of questioning and self-discovery that helps redefine his most important relationship: how he feels about himself.
Felix Ever After is an honest and layered story about identity, falling in love, and recognizing the love you deserve.

Content Warnings:

  • Alcohol (underage drinking)
  • Bullying
  • Catfishing
  • Cyberbullying
  • Deadnaming
  • Disownment
  • Drugs
  • Homophobia
  • HP references
  • Injections
  • Misgendering
  • Outing
  • Parental abuse/neglect
  • Racism
  • Surgery/scars (mentioned)
  • Transphobia
  • Weed

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Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

One Two Three by Laurie Frankel

The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams

Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley

One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London

The Seed Keeper by Diane Wilson

Homegoing by Yaa Gysai

The Bad Muslim Discount by Syed M. Masood

Queerly Beloved by Susie Dumond

Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands by Kate Beaton

The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed

Olga Dies Dreaming by Xóchitl González

The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches by Sangu Mandanna

A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers

How to Excavate a Heart by Jake Maia Arlow

Unsolicited Advice for Murderers by Jesse Q. Sutanto

We Deserve Monuments by Jas Hammonds

Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt

Where You See Yourself by Claire Forrest

Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton

Need a copy of this month’s book?

Visit the Park Central Branch of the Springfield-Greene County Library District to grab a copy! Put your request in now, because it may take about a week to get your copy.