May 142015
 
Review: Being Emily

This is such a powerful story about a girl born in a boy’s body. The reader really gets to journey with Christopher as she fights to become Emily. It felt like an insider view to a very personal and emotional struggle. I liked that the focus was on the psychological side, with Emily learning to embrace herself, and really coming to terms with the person she wants to be. The story is primarily about Emily, but I really like the addition of Claire. Her character wasn’t just a vehicle to push education about transgender issues, she was fully developed with […]

Nov 122014
 
Review: Just Girls + Giveaway

Simply put, this was an amazing story. It is heartfelt and honest and is the perfect mix of drama and emotions. Ella’s story is very remarkable. I would almost say that Tucker’s is as remarkable since she takes it upon herself to protect a stranger with no benefit to herself. That is the action of a modern day hero, and one that should be applauded and respected. While there is a lot of talk of gender in the book, I enjoyed that the focus was on the story of Ella’s first year at college. I learned a lot reading the […]