Some Assembly Required and Rethinking Normal by Arin Andrews, Katie Rain Hill
  

Some Assembly Required and Rethinking Normal

Arin Andrews, Katie Rain Hill

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Some Assembly Required and Rethinking Normal by Arin Andrews, Katie Rain Hill

Two teens. Two struggles. Two unforgettable stories. Now available in one ebook, Arin Andrews and Katie Hill share their personal journeys of undergoing gender reassignment in two inspiring memoirs: Some Assembly Required and Rethinking Normal.About Some Assembly Required: The Not-So-Secret Life of a Transgender Teen:Weve all felt uncomfortable in our own skin at some point, and weve all been told that its just a part of growing up. But for Arin Andrews, it wasnt a phase that would pass. He had been born in the body of a girl and there seemed to be no relief in sight In this first-of-its-kind memoir, Arin details the journey that led him to make the life-transforming decision to undergo gender reassignment as a high school junior. He also writes about the thrill of meeting and dating a young transgender woman named Katie Hilland the heartache that followed after they broke up.Some Assembly Required is a true coming-of-age story about knocking down obstacles and embracing family, friendship, and first love. But more than that, it is a reminder that self-acceptance does not come ready-made with a manual and spare parts. Rather, some assembly is always required.About Rethinking Normal: A Memoir in Transition:Have you ever worried that youd never be able to live up to your parents expectations? Have you ever imagined that life would be better if you were just invisible? Have you ever thought you would do anythinganythingto make the teasing stop? Katie Hill had and it nearly tore her apart. Katie realized very young that a serious mistake had been made: she was a girl who had been born in the body of a boy.In this first-person account, Katie reflects on her pain-filled childhood and the events leading up to the life-changing decision to undergo gender reassignment as a teenager. She reveals the unique challenges she faced while unlearning how to be a boy and shares what it was like to navigate the dating world and experience heartbreak for the first time in a body that matched her gender identity.Told in an unwaveringly honest voice, Rethinking Normal is a coming-of-age story about transcending physical appearances and redefining the parameters of normalcy to embody ones true self.

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eBook

Author

Arin Andrews, Katie Rain Hill
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Publisher

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Publication date

30th September 2014

ISBN

9781481435048



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