George by Alex Gino

166287-ml-1375348How did I get the book? I bought it

Genre: Contemporary / LGBTQIA

Synopsis: 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.

200words (or less) review: Perfect. Wonderful. A treasure of a read. I loved every moment of George’s story, she’s an amazing girl and I don’t have the words for how I adored this book.

This book blends the reality of George’s struggles, her isolation, her family accepting her (one of my favourite scenes what her brother in the restaurant) but there is hope, love and magic (theatres are always magic). George’s best friend is amazing.

Yet each step of the story there is a reminder that none of this is easy. My emotions where so tangled up in George’s story that I’d on a high one moment and near tears the next.

GEORGE is a book about being who you are. It’s a story of a girl who is brave enough to do that. Something which is truly inspiring because how often are we really true to ourselves and not hiding behind a mask?

Read it and be inspired.

Recommend it?

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