If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo audiobook

If I Was Your Girl

By Meredith Russo
Read by Samia Mounts

Macmillan Audio 9781250078407
7.01 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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A new kind of big-hearted audiobook about being seen for who you really are. 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? Meredith Russo's If I Was Your Girl is a universal story about feeling different—and a love story that everyone will root for.

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Summary

Summary

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A Kirkus Reviews Pick for Best Teen Books of 2016

A Bustle Pick of Best YA Books of 2016

A Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year Selection

An Amazon Best Book of the Month for May 2016

A Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2016 So Far for Young Adults

An Indie Next List Top 10 Selection

A School Library Journal Top Pick

A Flavorwire Pick of 50 Books Every Modern Teenager Should Read

A BookRiot Pick of Most Anticipated Books of the Year

Among longlisted titles for Barnes and Noble Best New Books of the Year, 2016

Among longlisted titles for Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year, 2016

Among longlisted titles for Amazon.com Best Books of the Year, 2016

Winner of ALA Stonewall Book Award - Winner, 2016

A new kind of big-hearted audiobook about being seen for who you really are.

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?

Meredith Russo's If I Was Your Girl is a universal story about feeling different—and a love story that everyone will root for.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Gorgeously written, this powerful story of a transgender teen and her search for acceptance, love and safety is a must-read—for everyone, not just queer youth. Booklist
“If I Was Your Girl is important and necessary and brave and deeply, electrically inspiring.” Jennifer Niven, New York Times bestselling author
“Powerful…breaks new ground.” O, The Oprah Magazine
“A vivid, compassionate portrait of a teen finding her place.” Washington Post
“A beautifully rendered YA novel…the first written by a transgender woman about the transgender teen experience.” San Francisco Chronicle
“Narrator Samia Mounts…eloquently depicts the changes that take place after Andrew’s surgery—when he becomes Amanda….[and] expresses the delight Amanda feels as girlfriends accept her…Mounts provides a bittersweet tone as Amanda blossoms with the tender feelings of first love…Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“An illuminating debut guided by hope and overwhelming kindness.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“A story that many trans teens—and adults—have been wanting: a sweet, believable romance that stokes the fires of hope without devolving into saccharine perfection or horrific tragedy…Full of love, hope, engaging writing, and truth.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“This is everything a coming-of-age novel should be―honest, complicated, and meaningful. Transcends the typical ‘issue’ novel to be a beautiful tale in its own right.” School Library Journal, an SLJ Popular Pick
“Pure magic.” BookRiot
“This book is overflowing with rich character development yet moves at a quick clip…This is a fully realized narrative about the trials of teen life that can appeal to anyone regardless of their interest in LGBTQ subjects.” VOYA
“This book will change minds and open hearts.” Nina LaCour, author of Everything Leads to You

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Meredith Russo

Author Bio: Meredith Russo

Meredith Russo started living as her true self in late 2013 and never looked back. If I Was Your Girl was partially inspired by her experiences as a trans woman. Like Amanda, Meredith is a gigantic nerd who spends a lot of her time obsessing over video games and Star Wars. She is the lucky parent of Vivian and Darwin, the two best children on the planet.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 7.01
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English