If I Was your GirlBook - 2016
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SFPL_AlejandroG Jan 24, 2019
A newcomer to a Tennessee community hides the secret about her gender reassignment that forces her to keep potential new friends at arm's length before meeting easygoing Grant, who captures her heart and who she fears will not accept the complicated realities of her life.
Amanda is facing a lot of challenges, but nothing is as big as starting over after being relentlessly bullied for her transgender identity.
SFPL_Family May 11, 2017
Amanda is facing a lot of new challenges—moving to a new state, living with her estranged father— but no challenge is as big as starting over after being relentlessly bullied for being transgender. She intends to keep to herself, but a sensitive football player named Grant might motivate her to c... Read More »
SFPL_Teen Mar 04, 2017
Amanda is facing a lot of new challenges—moving to a new state, living with her estranged father— but no challenge is as big as starting over after being relentlessly bullied for being a transgender woman. She intends to keep to herself, but a sensitive football player named Grant might change al... Read More »
Amanda struggles with keeping her transgender identity a secret as she navigates life in a new town and new school after a traumatizing incident in her old hometown.
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From the Author's Note: “It’s okay if you’re different from Amanda. She isn’t real, and you are.”
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Looking for a fresh start, Amanda Hardy transfers to Lambertville High, going to live with her estranged father for the first time since her parents’ divorce. She plans to keep her head down, blend in, and finish her senior year of high school. Then she wants to move up north for university, and hopefully escape some of the prejudice and fear that drove her out of her school in Atlanta, where everyone knew that Amanda had recently transitioned. But when she meets and falls for Grant, her plans to lie low in Lambertville become a lot more complicated. She wants Grant to accept all of her, including her history, but coming out in Lambertville may be even riskier than it was in Atlanta.