Memphis Reads – If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo

Staff Book Reviews

If I Was Your Girl Book coverAllison reviews IF I WAS YOUR GIRL by Meredith Russo (Flatiron books, 2016)
Amanda moves from her mom’s place in Atlanta to live with her dad in Lambertville, Tennessee. Who would willingly move from a big city to a small town, especially before their senior year of high school?

Someone hiding a secret.

Amanda was born Andrew, and transitioning into a girl wasn’t an easy situation, even in a big city. Amanda just wants a fresh start before she can leave for college and be whoever she wants, with no traumatic past.

Then Amanda meets Grant, and feels emotions she didn’t think she’d feel. She wants to share herself–all of herself–with him… but should she?

This book is an interesting crash course in transgender issues.

Allison R., Library Staff