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If I Was Your Girl

If I Was Your Girl

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It’s really nice to have a story like this for trans girls — one that’s realistic about transphobia in the flashbacks but also not ten fucking hours of torture porn. It focuses on a trans character living their life without any interruption for the most part, which is something i’ve not read before. I think because she’s suffered a lot at the hands of other people, she really knows how her words can/will affect the people around her. So Bee’s reaction, her attempt to let Amanda set the boundaries while also showing that she is open to learning (instead of making assumptions), is refreshing.

Even as Amanda slowly warms to the possibility of having a romantic relationship despite her initial resolution just to keep her head down, she is also forming female friendships.It was a lovely reading experience to be able to be smiling with giddiness one moment, but feeling heartbroken and wanting to cry the next.

She’s the kind of person who’s really fun to be around, but there’s something about her that just seems a bit…unsteady. I think that this a very important book to read, or listen to, especially young people such as myself.

Everybody in this town is religious to some degree but Anna’s family is the typical shove it down your throat old testament kind of religious that the southern and midwestern US is proud of and the rest of the US is ashamed of being associated with. A few critics point out what Russo herself acknowledges in an author’s note that follows the text: the novel glosses over some of the obstacles faced by most trans teens—the protagonist has no issues passing, is able to get gender-confirming surgery at a very young age without financial difficulties, and finds a completely accepting community in the rural south.

At first the accent used by Ms Mounts was a surprise but it makes the story more real since it matches the area of USA where the story is set. The story is lovely, sweet and although as the author admits it's a little easier for Amanda than many Trans people experience, this doesn't take away anything from the story IMO. No-one knows Andrew Hardy there so Amanda can be herself without necessarily being terrified that she will be attacked by transphobic bullies. When Meredith is not busy writing she can be found reblogging pictures of cats and babies, reading fan fiction and fantasy novels, arguing with strangers about social justice, and raising her two amazing children, Vivian and Darwin. I feel like just the right amount of time was given for their feelings to develop and I loved how we actually got to see them go on dates and learn more about each other.It normalizes trans experiences, which is a great thing, showing a girl who undergoes the medical procedures, finds accepting friends, gets a boyfriend, works things out with her parents, wins homecoming queen and lives happily ever after. Which I know might mean a happy ending, but it could also mean that the two of them separate forever. I am also a huge movie buff and my other interests include listening to music, spending time with my dog Drax, reading, and blogging. Eager for a fresh start, Amanda decides not to tell anyone in her new school that she is a transgender girl. All written content contained on this site belongs to the author, unless otherwise stated, and should not be appropriated for use by anyone without permission.



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