Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Thoughts on: Gracefully Grayson

This. Book. Was. Awesome.

When does it come out--not soon enough, I want to start recommending it now.

Grayson is a girl, in a boys body. His parents died and left him living with his Aunt and Uncle when he was around five years old. He has never felt in all that time that he is who he belongs. Trying on skirts at a local thrift shop is fun--but he can't do it often and it is never enough.

Alone, miserable and lying about who he is, Grayson decides to try out for the school play. For the female lead in the school play. And the adults in his life (most of them) are absolutely wonderful. But they also aren't perfect. This isn't an idyllic world--it is real life and Ami Polonsky gives it wonderful, beautiful justice.

Not just an important book for transgender youth, Gracefully Grayson is a book about love, identity and tolerance. It can and will resonate with all youth--as long as they pick it up. So recommend, recommend, recommend. Cause this book is good.

***ARC provided by publisher through Netgalley for an honest review.

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