Alex McKenna & The Geranium Deaths
by Vicki-Ann Bush
Pub Date 24 Sep 2019
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For Alex McKenna, high school is just a distraction from the love of his life, Margaret, with whom he can't wait to spend more time once they get to college.
In many respects, Alex is just an average seventeen-year-old boy...except for the fact he's a transgender medium born from a long line of Strega witches, possessing the ability to communicate with ghosts.
With the help of Margaret and his talented Strega great-grandmother, Alex will learn how to strengthen his abilities. The dead need Alex to help them reconcile issues they left behind—and he finds that he needs them, too. As his abilities multiply, assisting the dead becomes an outlet to channel his new energy, giving him the strength to come to terms with who he is as a transgender male, and how far he will choose to go.
"It was amazing Alex McKenna & The Geranium Deaths is a story packed with adventure, mystery, the occult, and love. Alex is the teenage boy eager to finish his senior year in high school and be free to follow the path of his choosing. But a series of gruesome murders in his neighborhood, disrupts his ordinary existence bringing forth a hidden power that makes Alex unique: he is an empath and can see and talk to the dead- a power passed on for generation through his mother’s side of the family. But Alex's uniqueness goes beyond his gift that allows him to see and feel what others can't. He has the ability to see deep within himself and understand who he really is and not only accept it, but take action: Alex is a transgender teen going through the transformation to achieve his sexual identity. Beyond the well-crafted story and excellent writing, what drew me the most was the love surrounding Alex. The acceptance of who he is in soul and who he will soon become in body is the core of the novel. This is a story of love and family, and of unadulterated human essence." - Sandra, Goodreads Reviewer