Popular Agender Books

 

Gone are the days when the protagonists only used to be cisgenders. Agender or Genderqueer books are what we needed for the evolution of literature, and now it has finally started happening.

Books featuring agender, bigender, or gender-fluid characters and narrators are a huge development in the field of literature. Below is a list of agender books by some of the famous authors.

 

Symptoms of Being Human

This is one of the first YA books to deal with the complex issue of gender fluidity and one of the wonderful works of Jeff Garvin. It depicts the life of Riley Cavanaugh and how messy everything is from trying to start a new school and having a congressman father running for reelection. This book gets you to think about not only yourself but other people’s struggles too.

Read it For:
This is a diverse novel with its main characters identifying as Genderfluid. The writing is unique with some lighter moments with a touch of romance, friendships, and family dynamics. The friendship included in this book is simply heartwarming.
Don't Read it For:
This book is a little bit of downer as it depicts anxiety and also goes into some deep issues like suicide, hate crimes, bullying, etc.
What makes this book stand out?:
The journey in the book is very relatable when it comes to anxiety. This is the type of book that can educate and entertain at the same time.

Pantomime

Pantomime’ by Laura Lam is a young adult fantasy. The story is about a girl who feels more like a boy and later takes on the name Micah in an effort to hide when she runs away from her family. Micah has to deal with secrets he’s left behind, and secrets he reveals in the circus life.

Read it For:
Lam conveys everything that happens and is felt easily, yet descriptive and emotional. It is also full of hope as, despite everything, Lam somehow weaves hope in every character, making a future for themselves by escaping one way or another.
Don't Read it For:
The book may not be very suitable for everyone as it goes on unveiling how the past is able to take control of the present.
What makes this book stand out?:
Lam manages to capture gender issues perfectly in this book with its chapters artfully constructed.

Mask of Shadows

This book by Linsey Miller is yet another work on the genderfluid protagonist. The book is somehow different than the rest as it does not deal with a story involving people disrespecting the protag or their partner.

Read it For:
The plot of the book is unique with the best world-building and care put into the history of the universe in young adult.
Don't Read it For:
‘Mask of shadows’ is a brutal and violent affair. The story revolves around the protagonist killing certain characters out of vengeance.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is a proof that every book based on genderfluid characters doesn't necessarily have to be a sad one.

Shadowplay

Another amazing book from the author of ‘Pantomime’ which is a fable-like story as beautifully unique as its main character. Shadowplay is excellently paced and explores a different part of Elladan culture than Pantomime—magic shows and seances.

Read it For:
‘Shadowplay’ is a unique book compared to the rest of the Young adult books out there and the plot is as amazing as its characters.
Don't Read it For:
The ending may not be the best part of the book as there’s another sequel waiting to be published.
What makes this book stand out?:
The journey of Micah Grey is extraordinary in itself with magic and the delicate unfurling of new love.
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Every day

‘Every Day’ by David Levithan is about the story of A, a person who wakes up occupying a different body each day. “A” doesn’t have a real existence but wakes up as a different person with the memories of the person whose body they occupy. The story continues with great suspense as A falls in love with Rhiannon.

Read it For:
An interesting, unique insight in the book. Also, it is a great love story which is worth a read.
Don't Read it For:
The ending of the book may not be what you expect. It is quite a frustrating ending for the readers.
What makes this book stand out?:
Through A's eyes, readers get to experience what it would be like to be someone different but the same. It is also one of the best selling Agender books.

Freakboy

This is yet another struggle story of a transgender person by Kristin Elizabeth Clark. The book reflects the life of the characters struggling with their lives because of gender issues and their past. It is quite an eye-opening book.

Read it For:
Freakboy is a beautiful story about learning to love yourself. It's about allowing yourself to be happy with who you are.
Don't Read it For:
The book may not be very likable to everyone because of the sad tone in the struggles of the character’s lives.
What makes this book stand out?:
The author has used different formatting tactics which improved the reading experience for the readers.

Just girls

This book by Rachel Gold explores the brave, changing landscape where young women try to be just girls. Jess Tucker, to save a total stranger from the finger-pointing, says that she’s the trans girl everyone is talking about in the college. The book has a wonderful plot with some amazing characters.

Read it For:
The characters are something that will keep you going with the book, and the plot is very interesting with lots of twists waiting for you.
Don't Read it For:
The story covers biases and conflicts associated with gender issues and does not reflect the actual scene of the real life.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book isn’t just about issues – it was also about life, relationships, friendship and taking a stand when you need to.

What we left Behind

This love story by Robin Talley based on long-distance relationship and shifting gender identity is another book based on the genderqueer protagonist. This Young adult book is complex contemporary is full of unique and diverse characters.

Read it For:
An eye-opening story which resembles many issues that college students do not deal with daily.
Don't Read it For:
The story has lots of moments full of anxiety and heartbreaks.
What makes this book stand out?:
It’s a phenomenal book written by a fantastic writer. It’s hard to not to get lost in such a book.

Between You & Me

This book depicts the feelings of a teenage girl who is dealing with a crush on a female teacher. It’s a beautiful first love story. The genderless element of "You" brings creativity in the story.

Read it For:
The book is undoubtedly a unique one with characters down to earth and likable; they're real and definitely relatable.
Don't Read it For:
There are a lot of unnecessary descriptions in the book which may not be very interesting to every reader.
What makes this book stand out?:
One of the popular Agender books. It is a very innovative and touching book by Marisa Calin.

Lizard Radio

Lizard Radio is a bold, courageous YA novel that plunges the reader into a dark, fascinating near-future dystopia with skill, insight, and extraordinary vision. It is a book that is meaningful to readers of all ages and genders and makes an important contribution to the YA genre. An impressive creation by an extremely skillful author.

Read it For:
Any person who has trouble fitting in will greatly enjoy this book.
Don't Read it For:
Some of the ideas in the book may seem absurd which may not be very likable to some readers.
What makes this book stand out?:
Use of science fiction addressing complex issues and deep questions is a unique idea used in this book.

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