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review 2018-04-04 17:57
George by Alex Gino
George - Alex Gino

I picked this title to fill a Pop Sugar prompt. What a lovely story about a trans kid coming to terms with her identity and beginning to out herself. Due to the great writing by Alex Gino, I really connected to George/Melissa from the beginning and saw her as a girl from the first page. I loved Scott's reaction to Melissa's coming out to him; not only does it make sense for Melissa to identify as a girl, it also made sense to Scott, as it finally clicked into place how he sees Melissa and feels about her. And I loved Melissa's BFF Kelly, although at times she seemed aggressively positive at Melissa's coming out; it seemed the school principal had a much more subtle approach to Melissa's gender expression that conveyed support but not so loud as to draw unwanted attention to Melissa as she navigates this stage of her life.

 

Overall, a great MG read with humor and heart.

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review 2018-02-02 07:21
Good middle-grade to adult intro to transgender feelings
George - Alex Gino

George is a great little book narrated by one of the best kid narrators around. Younger than I usually read, I found George (both character and book) wonderfully endearing. It's a clever way to introduce readers to a non-controversial and easy-to-love trans person. I couldn't be more different from George, but I found it very easy to empathize with many parts of her experience.

Who could be less threatening than this little person with the dream of playing Charlotte (the famous literary spider) in her class play? What a simple dream that is. Why must we make it so complicated by assigning arbitrary gender roles to Charlotte's Web?

George is lucky to have a great best friend who very nearly steals the show in more ways than one. There's no super preachy human rights or politically correct diatribe here, but it's not totally Pollyanna either. It's a simple story of a person who doesn't fit, her precocious friend, a school play and then about as many more layers as you choose to see -- like many good children's books. But don't get me wrong, this is told in a way that even kids could understand with a little helpful guidance.

George is young enough that a newcomer to these issues or a child doesn't have to deal with sexual reassignment or anything terrifically explicit. I wish this book had existed long before now, but I sure am glad it's finally here.

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review 2018-01-23 20:30
George
George - Alex Gino

Accelerated Reader Level: 5.0

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review 2017-09-29 00:00
George
George - Alex Gino,Jamie Clayton George - Alex Gino,Jamie Clayton A heartwarming story of a girl who just wants to be accepted as one.
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review 2016-12-13 08:12
George von Alex Gino
George - Alex Gino

Worum geht es und wie war es?

Erwachsenen zu werden ist nicht leicht, aber für Goerge ist es noch einmal schwerer, weil sie sich als ein Mädchen erlebt und nicht als Jungen, wie die anderen. George ist aber in die "Jungenkategorie" eingeteilt und merkt immer mehr, dass sie da nicht richtig ist. 

 

Das Buch von Alex Gino begleitet George bei den ersten Schritten, vom bloßen Gedanken, dass er irgendwie anders fühlt, hinzu ja, dem ersten Handeln.

Mit einem liebevollen, aber nicht unrealistischen Blick schreibt Gino über ein transgender Kind. 

Wirklich berührend und mutig, denn ein solches Buch ist mir noch nicht in der Kinderbuchabteilung untergekommen. 

 

Von mir gibt es 4 1/2 Sterne für George und ihren mutigen Weg.

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