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George

George
Alex Gino
Scholastic Press, 2015
Source: Library
Audience: Everyone

From Goodreads:
BE WHO YOU ARE.

When people look at George, they think they see a boy. But she knows she's not a boy. She knows she's a girl.

George thinks she'll have to keep this a secret forever. Then her teacher announces that their class play is going to be Charlotte's Web. George really, really, REALLY wants to play Charlotte. But the teacher says she can't even try out for the part . . . because she's a boy.  

With the help of her best friend, Kelly, George comes up with a plan. Not just so she can be Charlotte -- but so everyone can know who she is, once and for all.


I wasn’t sure that I would like this book. The plot didn’t sound like it would captivate me and I was trying to limit myself to books that I actually wanted to read. (I tend to read books based on reviews and word of mouth, not whether or not I actually think I’ll enjoy them.) In spite of my efforts, I heard all of the buzz, and checked it out from the library. It was amazing and definitely lived up to the hype. George was incredibly well-written and the main character had a great voice. At the end of the book, I was so happy for George and proud of the people that loved her. If anyone wanted to understand transsexuality better, I would definitely recommend this book to them.

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