{George: Alex Gino}

{George: Alex Gino}

{Synopsis} – 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.

{My thoughts} – Any child that has ever questioned whether they are truly a boy or a girl should read this book. It’s thought provoking, it’s brilliantly written and it touches base on a topic often overlooked in books.

George is a ten year old boy that believes he’s a girl. At school they have a play and he auditions for a girl part, his teacher not being understanding makes him feel uncomfortable. It takes him awhile to come to terms and tell his best friend Kelly. Then he tells his mom and his brother. In the end he finally feels like he belongs in his own skin.

This book is one way in which a transgender child can learn to accept them self. It’s one way in which they can gain they understanding that it’s okay to be different, that society can adapt. This book is one I think every child should read. Transgender, gay, bisexual, etc. Whatever they are, even straight I think it could help them gain an understanding of how not everyone is meant to be the person they were born to be and that’s okay.

This book made it seem fairly easy to come out, in reality for George it may have been easier then one would think, but he still dealt with a rude teacher, bullies, an upset parent, understanding sibling, teacher and best friend. It’s hard to determine what others will think in such a situation, but I’d hope that most would have the common sense to be nice and accepting. Those that are different have it hard enough without others adding problems they don’t need to have to deal with.

This is a must read book by all definitions and I highly recommend it. I especially recommend it for all children that aren’t comfortable with who they are and think they are different or know they are different.

Final Conclusion: 5 Star Rating.


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