This was a fun read, but hard to describe. So i took a look at the publisher and this is a book suggested when one chooses “I want to read something that’s genderqueer…” . And that is fair.
This is a collection of stories and vignettes about how each of the members of the ultra-fabulous glitter squadron came to be part of the group and some of the challenges they have faced. While it is a collection of stories, they do lead to a finale of sorts.
It’s fun, there are a range of different stories- each person in this squad is there because they do not fit into the neat little standard gender cube, but in a variety of different ways. They are a found family. Drag queens and (king) meet 50’s style rocket sci-fi.
There are also cocktails after each vignette, designed for each character.
I am struggling to write about this, so some simple thoughts.
I liked that each hero had their own journey, and their own reason for becoming a glitter squadron member. The value of family, the ones you grow up in and the found ones, runs through this story- it’s how the squadron start.
There are still mysteries and untold tales present. I don’t know if there will ever be more, but not everything has been told.
This is like a failing book report- I liked it, it was fund, you should read it. So i leave you with an idea from the first chapter – they are a team, together and operating like a well oiled machine. But they have been alone and afraid in the past, and they may be in the future. But in the now they are together and they are better together. May we all get to be part of something that makes us more than our individual selves and gives us strength.