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A big-hearted, groundbreaking 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?

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
Named One of the 50 Books Every Modern Teenager Should Read by Flavorwire



About the Author

Meredith Russo

Meredith Russo is a trans woman from Chattanooga, Tennessee, where she currently lives. She is a mother to two wonderful children, an incorrigible geek, and kind of a basket case. You would think, given her interests, that she'd be writing fantasy door stoppers or hard sci-fi examinations of the nature of humanity, but for some reason stories about being queer in the South keep calling out to her. She is the author of If I Was Your Girl.



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