Bound To Stay Bound

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 If I was your girl
 Author: Russo, Meredith

 Publisher:  Flatiron (2018)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 313 p.,  22 cm

 BTSB No: 771968 ISBN: 9781250078407
 Ages: 14-18 Grades: 9-12

 Love -- Fiction
 Secrets -- Fiction
 Transgender people -- Fiction
 Vulgarity in popular culture -- Fiction
 High schools -- Fiction

Price: $9.83

Amanda Hardy only wants to fit in at her new school, but she is keeping a big secret, so when she falls for Grant, guarded Amanda finds herself yearning to share with him everything about herself, including her previous life as Andrew.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: UG
   Reading Level: 5.20
   Points: 9.0   Quiz: 184831
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 9-12
   Reading Level: 5.70
   Points: 16.0   Quiz: 70211

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 04/01/2016 Eighteen-year-old Amanda, the new girl at Lambertville High, has a closely guarded secret. At her old school, she was Andrew, battered and abused for being different. Following surgery, Amanda is now transsexual and has come to live with her divorced father, hoping to spend her last year in her new school as invisibly as possible—she is emotionally numb from the ordeal of her life so far, the circumstances of which readers learn in a series of dramatic flashbacks. But then she meets sweet, gentle Grant and, despite herself and her fears, finds herself falling in love, and it’s obvious he returns those feelings. But what will happen if he learns the truth? Russo, a trans woman, writes with authority and empathy, giving readers not only an intellectual but also an emotional understanding of Amanda and her compelling story. Never didactic, this debut is a valuable contribution to the slender but growing body of literature about trans teens. Pair this with Katie Rain Hill’s memoir Rethinking Normal (2014). - Copyright 2016 Booklist.

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