Welcome back to the ABBBC. This months book of choice was If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo. I thought that this was a very important book. It fills a gap that needed to be filled. It is important, eye-opening, thought-provoking and emotional. I simply couldn’t wait to read the ending.
If I Was Your Girl is a book like no other. It is nothing like i have ever read before. I think the book dives into a real apt topic of this century. Transgender. But, what is Transgender? Google describes it as denoting or relating to a person whose sense of personal identity and gender does not correspond with their birth sex. But it is more than that, and that i have learnt from reading this book.
If you have ever felt that maybe you weren’t who you were supposed to be or that there was just more than ‘this’ then this book is for you.
This book is about Andrew/Amanda and boy who learns all he has ever wanted is to be a girl. And a girl learning the ways of being a girl and what her past means. Amanda meets Grant and slowly but surely falls in love with him, but he doesn’t know her secret. Until now, homecoming, when Bee screams it to the entire hall humiliating Amanda. This book shows the hardship, the hurt, the humiliation, the love and the understanding of being Transgender.
What i have loved most about this book is that it has helped me understand a little about a topic that i know nothing about. Meredith Russo puts it simply and easy and makes my heart go out to all the people who have struggled or are struggling with this.
If you have been affected by this book or wish to talk to anyone, firstly i am here. But secondly here are some links to some support groups that may help… know that you are not alone!
Please note;I have tried my best to use politically correct terms when writing this review and i apologise if any terms used hurt anyone, this is not my intention.
March’s book to purchase and read before the end of March is Big Magic By Elizabeth Gilbert . Purchase here.