This Is How It Always Is: A Novel - Laurie  Frankel

It's the story of a family with a precocious 5 year old, Claude, who wants to grow up to be a woman.


Claude hasn't explicitly said yet that they are a girl, but it's pretty clear that's where things are going... and the family doesn't quite know how to ask (combined with they are probably afraid to/not comfortable with what they suspect the answer will be) their youngest child (in a household with four older brothers on top of it) about their gender.


Little moments keep coming out that are just heartbreaking.