Thursday, May 19, 2016

If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo

This is a well-written young adult novel.  Amanda has moved in with her father for her senior year of high school after an incident in her home town occurred.  She wants to just be a normal teenage girl, which is a newish thing for her because she is transgender and didn't have that sort of life where everyone had known her as Andrew.  The book simplifies some aspects of being transgender, but it is still a good story that shows what it can be like.  Amanda also has her first boyfriend, Grant, who does not know she is transgender. I think the book does a good job of showing what a parent of a transgender child goes through as well.  I enjoyed the story and I think that teens will enjoy it too.

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