George won a Stonewall Book Award from ALA in 2016 but it really is good! Alex Gino is the author and I had ever heard of him before, but I bet I will be hearing about him a lot in the future because this book was really, really good.
It is kinda like The Danish Girl for kids. George is a girl, but she is a boy on the outside. She is a middle schooler and it is hard enough being a middle schooler, but when you have the wrong body parts, it is even harder.
This is a sensitive, important book and very readable and just a really, really, really good story.
What's Going On Here?
There are SO MANY wonderful book review blogs out there and I can't compete with them, that is for sure. So this is not a book review blog. This is just a way for me to organize what I have read so that I can be better at matching the right book to the right person. The blog title comes from the brilliant mind of the most talented woman who ever lived, Ms. Judy Garland. The full quote is, "Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of someone else." That is what I hope to do here and in ever aspect of my life.