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September 25, 2020


September 25, 2020

By Lucy Rolleston, Grade 10

An inspirational novel about hope, perseverance and self acceptance. I Wish You All the Best by Mason Deaver isn’t an easy read but certainly worth it. 


After being kicked out by their parents for coming out as non-binary, Ben De Backer has no other choice but to move schools and move in with their estranged older sister, Hannah, whom they haven’t seen or spoken with in ten years. Ben then meets the energetic, always smiling chatterbox and future friend, Nathan. From struggling to fit in and constantly being misgendered, the emotional and eye-opening novel follows Ben’s journey through love, family, friendship and identity. 


I Wish You All the Best is by far, one of my favourite books. It has a great message and It was amazing to see Ben evolve throughout the story and accept who they are. You get to see Ben explore their gender identity and face their fears. 


I highly recommend this book to the students (and teachers) of Nepean. It gives you a chance to see what many non-binary people experience on a daily basis. It is an incredible learning opportunity for allies, and relatable for many LGBTQ+ students. 

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