This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel

When @headlinepg asked me to review @Laurie_Frankel upcoming book “This Is How It Always Is”, I really couldn’t wait to turn the pages. 

This really is a well written book which really tugs on the heartstrings. You will laugh. You will cry. But all in all you will enjoy a very good book which the author has obviously researched well. This is a story which will stay with you for a very long time. 

A story of modern issues and how they are dealt with in family life. This is a book I shall never forget

I rate this book 5/5


Rosie and Penn always wanted a daughter. Four sons later, they decide to try one last time – and their beautiful little boy Claude is born. Life continues happily for this big, loving family until the day when Claude says that, when he grows up, he wants to be a girl.

As far as Rosie and Penn are concerned, bright, funny and wonderful Claude can be whoever he or she wants. But as problems begin at school and in the community, the family faces a seemingly impossible dilemma: should Claude change, or should they and Claude try to change the world?

Warm, touching and bittersweet, THIS IS HOW IT ALWAYS IS is a novel about families, love and how we choose to define ourselves. It will make you laugh and cry – and see the world differently.

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Publication Date is 9th February 2017

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