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Amanda is the new girl at school. All she wants to do is keep her head down and make it through the year. She doesn't want to anyone to find out that has recently transitioned. She wasn't expecting to catch the eye of the likeable Grant or to make so many friends.
This is an own voice story featuring a trans main character.
This book managed to alternate between a fluffy contemporary and a tough look at Amanda coming to term with who she is. I really like how the author managed to find a balance between the humor and the heart ache.
Now in the author's note, she did discuss how Amanda's transition story isn't realistic but she needed to make it this way to flow with the story. I completely understood where she was coming from. At the heart of the story it is about a girl falling in love with a boy.
I thought it was a great story, it made me laugh and it made me cry. My only complaint was that I wished there were consequences for some of these characters. While the rest of the book seemed grounded the lack of accountability was really odd and unsettling.
I gave this book a B.
I devour worlds with each new book. I am making up for lost time as a late bloomer of the reading world.