Changers Book Four: Forever
NEW! FALL 2018
When we left Kim Cruz in Changers Book Three, she’d just come out to her best friend. In Changers Book Four: Forever, Kim discovers that this is only one small part of understanding who she is and where she belongs. Soon enough, she changes again, into the body and social status of her dreams. What she does with her newfound power will come to haunt her. In this final installment of the provocative Changers series, our hero learns what it means to be the person everybody loves without actually being known at all; what it’s like to be given the benefit of the doubt when you don’t deserve it; and how easily opportunity comes when you look the part. Changers Book Four explores what it means to find yourself—even as your self keeps changing—and how in the end we become the person whose story we want to finish.
Praise for Changers Book Four: Forever:
"A Changer never returns to their childhood name and body; for adulthood, they choose one of the identities they’ve experienced serially during high school... The text is admirably anti-racist, anti-sexist, and pro-queer, the latter including a refreshingly mellow attitude about bisexuality... The suspense is high, the plot is irresistible, and contemporary cultural references overflow... Fast-paced and wonderfully, forcefully loud about privilege."
"A satisfying conclusion to a series that takes readers on a very unusual journey, filled with emotional highs and lows... One of the most powerful installments [in the series]."
Praise for the Changers series:
"Fantastic and poignant."
"A probe into effects of gender, race and body image on the formation of identity.... As marketable as it is topical, catnip to curiosity seekers and to the marginalized communities that often get short shrift in other young adult fiction."
“This is more than just a ‘message’ book about how we all need to be more understanding of each other. The imaginative premise is wrapped around a moving story about gender, identity, friendship, bravery, rebellion vs. conformity, and thinking outside the box.”
“Changers should appeal to a broad demographic. Teenagers, after all, are the world’s leading experts on trying on, and then promptly discarding, new identities.”
EXCERPT From "The Changers Bible":
CHANGERS EMBLEM. A variation on Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man drawing, dating to approximately 1490 CE (Figure 1).The Changers Emblem contains four bodies superimposed in motion, instead of two (as portrayed in da Vinci’s composition), and appears to the eye as both four bodies and one body at the same time—though all sharing one head and heart. An emblem of the Changer mantra: In the many we are one.