George by Alex Gino
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.
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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