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If I Was Your Girl by [Russo, Meredith]
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From School Library Journal

Gr 9 Up—After a violent incident in her Atlanta suburb, Amanda moves to small-town Tennessee to make a new start with her estranged father. Finally living openly as her true self three years after she, then known as Andrew, attempted suicide, Amanda needs the safety and relative freedom of a fresh beginning. A new set of risks and opportunities open up to her as she makes friends with a group of girls harboring their own secrets, navigates a tense relationship with a father who is terrified of what the world will do to his child, and begins the first romance of her life. This is everything a coming-of-age novel should be—honest, complicated, and meaningful. Amanda navigates the teenage world with a cautious bravery that will grip readers by the heart. Russo, herself a transwoman from Tennessee, handles every issue in the story—from pot and promposals to hormones and support groups—with a deft hand, both gentle and honest. The result is a narrative that transcends the typical "issue" novel to be a beautiful tale in its own right. VERDICT A highly recommended purchase for any collection serving teens.—Amy Diegelman, Vineyard Haven Public Library, MA

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Named one of the 50 Books Every Modern Teenager Should Read by Flavorwire

One of BookRiot's Most Anticipated Books of the Year 


"An illuminating debut guided by hope and overwhelming kindness.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“A necessary, universal story about feeling different and enduring prejudices…full of love, hope, and truth.” —Kirkus, starred review

"This is everything a coming-of-age novel should be—honest, complicated, and meaningful. Transcends the typical 'issue' novel to be a beautiful tale in its own right." —School Library Journal, SLJ Popular Pick

"Russo, a trans woman, writes with authority and empathy, giving readers not only an intellectual but also an emotional understanding of Amanda and her compelling story. Never didactic, this debut is a valuable contribution to the slender but growing body of literature of trans teens." —ALA Booklist

"Poignant and rare. If I Was Your Girl is the type of book you read and want to immediately share, because it's too important to keep to yourself." —Julie Murphy, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dumplin'

"If I Was Your Girl 
is important and necessary and brave, and deeply, electrically inspiring. Read this wonderful book. Just read it." —Jennifer NivenNew York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places

“Will change minds and open hearts.” —Nina Lacour, critically acclaimed author of Everything Leads to You

"If I Was Your Girl is real and raw and layered and wonderful." —Alex Gino, Stonewall Award-winning author ofGeorge

"If there's any justice in the world, we're all witnessing a YA powerhouse in the making."
Forever YA

"Pure magic." —BookRiot


Product details

  • File Size: 788 KB
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Flatiron Books (May 3, 2016)
  • Publication Date: May 3, 2016
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B016IAPUUA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #73,131 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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