"This book is one of the most powerful installments...A satisfying conclusion to a series that takes readers on a very unusual journey, filled with emotional highs and lows."
--School Library Journal XPress Reviews
"This is a bang-up ending to the series and could be read solo, but do yourself a favor and go through the whole journey with this Changer teen's personas of Drew, Oryon, and Kim first!"
--Books YA Love
Praise for the Changers series:
"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."
--New York Times Book Review
"Fantastic and poignant."
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.
"This series takes the ultimate teen experience--not feeling comfortable in one's own skin--and folds it into a fantastical premise: with each year of high school, a young Changer wakes up as an entirely different person...While living with new identities might encourage empathy for other people, the more immediate concern for many Changers is how to survive a year of high school. Readers will connect with Kim as she tentatively makes new friends; watches Audrey, the girl she still cares about, from afar; and struggles with who she is and who she wants to be, while finding comfort in the theater crowd. This strong entry in the series is a good choice for readers looking for books about friendship, identity, and LGBTQ issues."
--School Library Journal
"Kim's voice and the banter between characters are funny, and they feel real. The identity and marginalization issues loom large, but instead of being shoehorned into side characters, they're scooped up and taken into a deeper, entertaining, fantastic narrative."