A new kind of big-hearted novel about being seen for who you really are. Amanda Hardy is the new girl in school. Like anyone else, all she wants is to make friends and fit in. But Amanda is keeping a secret, and she's determined not to get too close to anyone. But when she meets sweet, easygoing Grant, Amanda can't help but start to let him into her life. As they spend more time together, she realizes just how much she is losing by guarding her heart. She finds herself yearning to share with Grant everything about herself, including her past. But Amanda's terrified that once she tells him the truth, he won't be able to see past it. Because the secret that Amanda's been keeping? It's that at her old school, she used to be Andrew. Will the truth cost Amanda her new life, and her new love? Meredith Russo's If I Was Your Girl is a universal story about feeling different?and a love story that everyone will root for. "Meredith Russo's debut is 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
- Publication Date:
- 22 / 08 / 2016
- 130 x 197 x 20mm
This book has incredible messages woven throughout its magnificent, important story. Amanda Hardy has moved to a new town to live with her father due to relentless bullying at her previous school. This diverse and heart-warming novel is not only about a transgender girl written by a transgender woman, but it's also guaranteed to grip you from the very first page. - Holly (QBD)
This incredible story delves into the life and experiences of Amanda Hardy, a transgender girl. Amanda is the new girl at school, and she is very excited to be starting somewhere with a clean slate, somewhere where nobody is aware of her past.
Personally, this book was a huge eye-opener for me. I have read a lot of young adult LGBTIQ books; but none of them have given me a learning experience quite as much as this one. The author, Meredith Russo, is also a transgender woman, so that in itself makes the story all the more educational.
This is a powerful book on a powerful topic, and I recommend it to absolutely everyone. I loved it! - Holly (QBD)