Our Bookseller Says . . .
Equal parts heart-warming and heart-wrenching, I wish I had a book like this growing up as a young trans girl in a confusing and hostile world. Meredith Russo, herself a trans woman, writes a beautifully – and often depressingly – genuine tale of being a transgender teen swept up in tender meetcute high school romance. Amanda Hardy may be somewhat of an idealized trans character, but I believe our community deserves that after decades and decades of disgusting and offensive depictions written by cis writers. Phenomenal read. – Sylvie
Amanda Hardy is the new girl in school in Lambertville, Tennessee. Like anyone else, she wants to make friends and fit in. But Amanda has a secret. She’s determined not to get too close to anyone.
But when she meets sweet, easygoing Grant, she can’t help letting him in. As they spend more time together, she realizes just how much she is losing by guarding her heart. She finds herself yearning to share with Grant everything about herself—including her past. But Amanda’s terrified that once she tells the truth, no one will be able to see past it.
Because the secret that Amanda’s been keeping? At her old school, she used to be Andrew.
If I Was Your Girl is a universal story about feeling different—and a love story that everyone will root for.