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Birthday / Meredith Russo.

Russo, Meredith, author. (Author).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250129833
  • ISBN: 1250129834
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Flatiron Books, [2019]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: Eric: There was the day we were born. There was the minute Morgan and I decided we were best friends for life. The years where we stuck by each other's side--as Morgan's mom died, as he moved across town, as I joined the football team, as my parents started fighting. But sometimes I worry that Morgan and I won't be best friends forever. That there'll be a day, a minute, a second, where it all falls apart and there's no turning back the clock. Morgan: I know that every birthday should feel like a new beginning, but I'm trapped in this mixed-up body, in this wrong life, in Nowheresville, Tennessee, on repeat. With a dad who cares about his football team more than me, a mom I miss more than anything, and a best friend who can never know my biggest secret. Maybe one day I'll be ready to become the person I am inside. To become her. To tell the world. To tell Eric. But when? Six years of birthdays reveal Eric and Morgan's destiny as they come together, drift apart, fall in love, and discover who they're meant to be--and if they're meant to be together.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 April #2
    *Starred Review* Morgan has an urgent secret that he keeps, even from his lifelong best friend Eric: he desperately wants, no, needs to be a girl. Oblivious, Eric, who is straight, only suspects Morgan might be gay, and Morgan himself wonders if he might be. Though Morgan doesn't know it, Eric has his own secret: he can't stop wondering what things would be like if his friend were a girl. But what could these feelings mean? Grappling with how to be his authentic self, Morgan angrily decides to deny his truth and be the most masculine boy he can, leaving Eric to feel his friend is disappearing. Will they, as they turn 18, be able to resolve their feelings about themselves and each other? Readers will gradually find out, since both' first-person points of view are represented in alternate chapters. The story proceeds a year at a time, skipping from one birthday to the next, from 14 to 18, as readers learn more about the Eric and Morgan's tangled, complex feelings and their parallel lives. Russo does a superb job of capturing and dramatizing Morgan's agony and Eric's confusion, exciting her readers' deep empathy. Beautifully written, this is an altogether singular contribution to the gradually growing body of transgender literature and, indeed, to mainstream literature as well. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

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.

Subject: Transgender women > Fiction.
Transgender women.
Genre: Love stories.
Fiction.

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