Mini Review: George by Alex Gino

Posted December 10, 2015 by Emily in Review / 0 Comments

Mini Review: George by Alex GinoGeorge by Alex Gino
Published by Scholastic Press on August 25th 2015
Genres: LGBT
Format: hardcover
Source: library
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five-stars

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.

I loved this book! I’m so excited to have read it and be able to recommend it to everyone! However, its really difficult for me to review a book like this. I don’t know how to say enough nice things about it. The writing is top notch.  The story is told from George’s perspective. I loved reading about her thoughts and feelings. She knows she is really Melissa inside but she’s afraid that no one will understand. She spends all her time focusing on hiding her true self. while at the same time she hates who the world says she is.

This is an important book. Every school should have a copy. Every library should have one. This book should be everywhere, for one simple reason. There are children out there who feel just like George. If just one child who needs this book, has it available to them and reads it, it will be worth it. Having this book, will show trans children that they aren’t alone; that there are other children out there that feel the same way. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the suicide rate among Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Adults is 41% when it’s only 4.6 percent in the overall US population. This book could literally save lives. You don’t say that every day.

five-stars

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