From School Library Journal
IndieNext Top 10
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 Niven, New 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."
"Pure magic." —BookRiot