Babs is made of fire and sometimes goes invisible and Iris grew from a seed and is made of plants, and they become friends, then meet the boy who hasn’t found his name yet. They go searching for the witch who cursed Babs and are helped and hindered by faeries and other mystical creatures.
I both loved and hated this book. I loved that it is about growing up queer and trying to figure out what that means and how the world around you can support and challenge this. And I kind of liked the strange fairy tale nature of the world. But I found it really confusing at times because I struggled with whose story was being told, and the mix between fantasy and reality was unclear at times. I absolutely loved passages and elements, and those are the parts I’ll hold on to.