Book Review: George (MG)

George by Alex Gino

Goodreads Summary:


When people look at George, they think they see a boy. But she knows she’s not a boy. She knows she’s a girl.

George thinks she’ll have to keep this a secret forever. Then her teacher announces that their class play is going to be Charlotte’s Web. George really, really, REALLY wants to play Charlotte. But the teacher says she can’t even try out for the part . . . because she’s a boy.

With the help of her best friend, Kelly, George comes up with a plan. Not just so she can be Charlotte — but so everyone can know who she is, once and for all.

My Review:
What an amazing book! Seriously, everyone should read this book. It’s so good. Melissa knows she is a girl, but everyone else thinks she’s a boy named George. She’s only 10 years old, and she desperately wants to be Charlotte in the school play of Charlotte’s Web. She hopes that if everyone can see her as Charlotte they’ll realize that she’s really a girl.

The book is written in third person from Melissa’s perspective. There is a balance of supportive characters, her best friend Kelly, her older brother, and the school principal, and non-supportive characters, her mother and her teacher. It’s both a heart breaking and an uplifting tale. It was also incredibly eye opening to how much gender plays into everyday life.

I highly recommend this book to everyone of all ages. It’s a very quick read.

My Rating: 5 Stars
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