If I Was Your Girl (Hardcover)

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New high school, new friends, new life. One secret that could change everything. Amanda has just moved to Tennessee and starts high school as the mysterious new girl. She quickly makes friends and starts to fall for Grant, a cool sensitive guy. Amanda carries with her a heavy secret: at her old school she was known as Andrew. IF I WAS YOUR GIRL is a story that will settle in your heart and make a lasting impression.

— Carissa

This absorbing, short novel is about a transgender teen but it's easy to feel you are reading the journal of any teenage girl, which makes the moments when she faces hatred and violence all the more shocking and horrifying. It offers an introduction for anyone who wants to better understand the struggles and perspective of trans people. I only hope it somehow finds its way into the hands of people who don't, as it could change their perspective.

— Patty


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

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250078407
ISBN-10: 1250078407
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Publication Date: May 3rd, 2016
Pages: 288
Language: English