Into the Real deserves its own genre of gender queer science fiction. Main character Quinn’s life gets split into thirds after a run-in with the always present Coe in their post apocalyptic town. From leader of the resistance to a patient at a conversion therapy camp, Quinn finds themself in different situations but still with the same town, people, and questions. With each different life, they must decide what’s more important–living true to themself or blending in. With a revealing truth at the end, Quinn realizes what really happened to her hometown.
Into the Real by Z Brewer (List Price: $17.99, Quill Tree Books, 9780062691385, October, 2020)
Reviewed by Nannette Matthews, Story on the Square in McDonough, Georgia