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Grades 8 - 12Grades 3 - 6n/a5.261896

The award-winning, big-hearted novel about being seen for who you really are, and a love story you can't help but root for

Amanda Hardy is the new girl in school. Like anyone else, all she wants is to make friends and fit in. But Amanda is keeping a secret, and she’s determined not to get too close to anyone.

But when she meets sweet, easygoing Grant, Amanda can’t help but start to let him into her life. 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 him the truth, he won't be able to see past it.

Because the secret that Amanda’s been keeping? It's that at her old school, she used to be Andrew. Will the truth cost Amanda her new life, and her new love?

Stonewall Book Award Winner
Walter Dean Myers Honor Book for Outstanding Children's Literature
iBooks YA Novel of the Year
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year
An Amazon Best Book of the Year
A Goodreads Choice Award Finalist
A Zoella Book Club Selection
A Barnes & Noble Best YA Book of the Year
A Bustle Best YA Book of the Year
IndieNext Top 10
One of Flavorwire’s 50 Books Every Modern Teenager Should Read

Hardcover, 288 pages
Published on May 3, 2016 by Flatiron Books
ISBN-10: 1250078407
ISBN-13: 9781250078407
4 Book Reviews
  • april_hough2022
    april_hough2022almost 5 years55 stars
    Amazing to read and I also love this book.
    • st-012400
      st-012400about 5 years55 stars
      • sims0166
        sims0166over 5 years44 stars
        This book was very eye opening so, that's probably why I liked it so much. In the begging the story line is quite hard to follow and it may be seen as boring, however as the story goes on the book becomes more and more interesting. In my opinion it was a very important and unique read that everyone of us should have a look at. This book shows us the struggle that is linked with being in the body that doesn't belong to who we are inside and acceptance of who we are.
        • ellsworth2424
          ellsworth2424about 6 years55 stars
          This was the first book I read dealing with the issue of being transgender. I really liked it. The main character deals with a lot of changes, including his/her gender, which affects his relationships. It opened my eyes to what it must be like to make that type of change in life and how it affects everything else.