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June 2016 Debut of the Month Amanda Hardy is the new girl at school. Like everyone else, all she wants is to make friends and fit in. But Amanda is holding back. Even from Grant, the guy she's falling in love with. Amanda has a secret. At her old school, she used to be called Andrew. And secrets always have a way of getting out...
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My name is Amanda. I’m 18. When you look at me, you might see that I’m pretty and popular; you might think my life is easy. But being me has never been easy. Because I haven’t always been Amanda. When I was born, I was named Andrew. Now, at my new school, I finally feel like myself. But do I owe my new friends the truth about my past?
Based on the author’s own experience as a transgender woman, this is a compelling twist on the classic US high school romance, set in the American South.
Teens & YA's love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our older Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.
“If I Was Your Girl is important and necessary and brave, and deeply, electrically inspiring. We should all walk in Amanda’s shoes, whether we think we can relate to her or not. Because who can’t relate to a story about having the courage to be the person you were meant to be?” Jennifer Niven, New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places
“If I Was Your Girl is real and raw and layered and wonderful.” Alex Gino author of George
“This book will change minds and open hearts.” Nina Lacour, author of Everything Leads to You
“A coming-of-age with real world gravitas and a love story with heart. Will not only keep readers hooked, it will make the world a better, more empathetic place.” Adi Alsaid, author of Let’s Get Lost
“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’
|Publication date:||1st June 2016|
|Publisher:||Usborne Publishing Ltd|
|Suitable for:||13+ readers, YA readers|
|Genres:||Romance / Relationship Stories, School Stories, Personal Social Health Economic|
|Recommendations:||Debuts of the Month, eBooks, Reviewed by Children|
Meredith Russo was born, raised and lives in Tennessee. She started living as her true self in late 2013 and never looked back. If I Was Your Girl was partially inspired by her experiences as a trans woman. Like Amanda, Meredith is a gigantic nerd who spends a lot of her time obsessing over video games and Star Wars.More About Meredith Russo