Saturday, August 29, 2015
George by Alex Gino
Ten year old George is in 4th grade and although everyone sees her as a boy, she feels like she is a girl. The story is told by George and is well done in the voice of a fourth grader. She really wants to be Charlotte in her school's Charlotte's Web play, but her teacher thinks it is a joke when she tries out for the role. Her best friend Kelly, however, gets the role and helps George to express her true self so that her mom and teachers begin to see that she is really a girl. The story is well written, easy to read and written on a 3rd or 4th grade reading level. I think that children will be able to read and understand and enjoy the story.