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If I Was Your Girl

If I Was Your Girl

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This isn’t a book where Amanda’s trans-ness is but one aspect of her character and the plot is about other things (although I like those too). Read all IF I WAS YOUR GIRL is an intense pressure cooker drama centered on the chaotic affair between two interrelated lesbian couples.

There was one part where a character proposes a theory that homophobes are just closeted gay people hating on other gay people out of insecurity and inability to accept their own secret gayness.

As a cis woman, I felt I really learned a lot about the experience people like Amanda go through and it was a very informative and valuable read.

I really liked the way the book dealt with Amanda and Grant’s relationship and I thought the note the author ended on mostly felt realistic. Yeah, it bothered me that of all people, Bee was the one to out Amanda, like what a petty and horrible thing to do when someone has trusted you with their safety.no, but it was the best of

I frequently had to reread scenes because important events would occur within just a few sentences and I would be reading the character's reaction before I could even comprehend what had happened. Now she can be herself without worrying how people react; here, they will only ever have known her as Amanda. I really encourage everyone to listen to this story whether they be Trans, CIS, gay, straight, bi, pan or however they self identify. Her plan had been to live pretty much under the radar and escape to college in New York after graduation.Each brings a slightly different perspective, because, unsurprisingly, trans people are just as diverse and prone to disagreement as any other group of people. Also, I love that audible included the message from the author at the end as it was a very nice touch and helpful to anyone who has enjoyed this book or is going through the same struggles as the characters in this story. He just wants her to stay safe long enough to graduate high school and move somewhere more accepting. I really liked how the flashbacks weren’t linear, because it was just filling you in one the things that you needed to know, or would give you a deeper emotional connection with Amanda, exactly when you needed them.

This review contains minor spoilers regarding some characterization but nothing about the end of the book itself. Another thing that I liked is that the story addressed the homophobia, transphobia, and misogyny tied to toxic masculinity in mainstream American culture (especially sports culture), the attitudes that lead to violence against trans girls/women in particular. I thought Amanda, Chloe, Anna, and Layla made a really great girl gang, and I liked how supportive they were.

This starts off as a BIT of a typical YA contemporary with elements that discuss Amanda’s feelings as a trans girl, and weirdly, that’s what I liked about it. Although Amanda's story isn't reflective of every trans person's story of transition, I think it's important for trans teens to see what life could be like. After Amanda rejects her, Bee runs out into the dance and announces to the whole school that Amanda was born Andrew. I thought this book was trying to make itself a book for trans readers to relate to and adore, and I felt that way up until the incredibly cruel outing.

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