Felix at the age of 3 was accidentally fused with a 4th dimension being named Zyx. Now that he’s 13, he may undergo a dangerous surgery to remove that creature. What follows is his blog, which reveals more about his family, his life, the pain he goes through, and the hopes he has.
“If it wasn’t for the fused-with-Zyx thing, I suppose I would just be normal—whatever that means.”
When Felix Yz was three years old, a hyperintelligent fourth-dimensional being became fused inside him after one of his father’s science experiments went terribly wrong. The creature is friendly, but Felix—now thirteen—won’t be able to grow to adulthood while they’re still melded together. So a risky Procedure is planned to separate them . . . but it may end up killing them both instead.
This book is Felix’s secret blog, a chronicle of the days leading up to the Procedure. Some days it’s business as usual—time with his close-knit family, run-ins with a bully at school, anxiety about his crush. But life becomes more out of the ordinary with the arrival of an Estonian chess Grandmaster, the revelation of family secrets, and a train-hopping journey. When it all might be over in a few days, what matters most?
Genre: Science fiction
Cis boys: Felix
Genderfluid: Grandy (Felix’s grandparent)
Bisexual: Felix’s mom
Biromantic: Felix’s mom
Multiracial: Hector (love interest)
Disability: Felix’s alien possession is treated like a disability, includes verbal processing and mobility difficulties
Trigger warnings: disability cured