Amazing novel written to sensitively describe how a family addresses the secret held by their 4th son. If you asked him as a toddler what he wanted to be when he grew up, he would respond "a girl". How the brothers, parents, friends and community manage their feelings and interactions with Claude/Poppy is with understanding, questions, fear, emotions and also love. An excellent read that makes you fall for the family, feel their love for their son/daughter, and also see the challenges Poppy and family will have to address as Poppy makes her decisions as she matures. Laurie Frankel provides an open opportunity to see inside their world.