Reading/Interest Level: Intermediate, Young Adult
Author: Lisa Bunker
Publisher: Puffin Books
Felix isn’t like anyone else on the planet. That’s because Felix was fused with a fourth-dimensional being, Zyx, when he was three years old. But now the scientists say that unless he and this being are separated, they both might die. Felix Yz is written in diary form that tracks the month before the procedure will take place. Felix shares his fears and his hopes, as well as the history behind his condition. Not only is Felix coping with the stress of not knowing if he or Zyx will survive the procedure, he is also confronting his feelings for a boy in his class. When the day finally arrives, Felix finds the courage to face his fears and bids farewell to Zyx forever, but knows they will always be connected.
Felix Yz is a whimsical tale of a young boy and the journey to uncover what life means when you are faced with uncertainty. Felix is a relatable character that readers will gravitate to. He is surrounded by supporting characters that truly bring the story to life and the cast is packed with diversity. The story is unique in its prose as well as its content. However, it still feels classic and timeless. Felix Yz is a wonderful story that will captivate and intrigue readers. It will appeal to anyone who has ever felt out of place and different and will show them it is possible to overcome their anxieties and find the strength to be who they are. This is a one-of-a-kind book, and readers will find their hearts warmed by the eccentric yet relatable characters.