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If I was your Girl- Meredith Russo: Book Review!

Hi Guys,

This is the 4th installment of this seasons 'Zoella Book Club' reviews. I read 'If I was your Girl' in September but I've only just got around to writing the review. Luckily, it was a great book so I won't be forgetting it any time soon. With that, let's get on with the review...

           As always, I will try to keep spoilers to a minimum!

'If I was your Girl' is about  Amanda Hardy. She's moved schools to avoid the bullies from her past, but that's not the only thing she's trying to get away from. Amanda used to be a boy called Andrew. It's nothing to be ashamed of, but some people in her life don't see it that way. Will the move be a fresh start, or will it all just end in disaster? 

This book honestly changed my life. As well as being informative, it was beautifully written and a joy to read. I was definitely not ignorant before, but this book taught me so much and it was amazing to learn from the viewpoint of a narrator. It made the book so unforgettable, I just loved it!  

Moving on to the characters, they were so beautiful. I was about to say that Amanda was so unique, when in reality, she's not. There are about 20,000 trans teens in America: all of which have stories which need to be told. The fact that 'If I was your Girl' has a trans narrator really gives me hope. It might not seem like much, but it really is a huge leap forward for representation. I have very mixed opinions about the rest of the characters. The plot twist really threw me off, but some of them managed to redeem themselves! I don't want to give too much away, so please just read it!

As you can tell, I literally  have no criticism for this book. If you want to read something that will leave you with a little lump  in your throat I definitely recommend. It's stuck with me and I think it always will. I hope you have a great week. Please plus one this and add me to your circles on Google +

Thanks for Reading


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