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If I Was Your Girl Audiobook

If I Was Your Girl

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Publisher's Summary

A new kind of bighearted audiobook about being seen for who you really are.

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?

If I Was Your Girl is a universal story about feeling different - and a love story that everyone will root for.

©2016 Alloy Entertainment (P)2016 Macmillan Audio

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    Teyah 05-28-16
    Teyah 05-28-16 Member Since 2015
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    This was a really good audiobook! I felt that I could really understand the emotional struggle the main character went through. I felt that I could understand her pain, her fear, and her desire to be loved and accepted for who she is. I also felt that I could understand her growth and strength in accepting who she is and how the support and love her parents helped as well. I like how the book can't be engaged and thirsting to want to know what would happen next! I am thankful for Meredith Russo sharing this story!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amber Rae San Francisco, CA 09-10-16
    Amber Rae San Francisco, CA 09-10-16 Member Since 2014

    I'm a clinical psychology doctorate student. I love to read a good romance or ya novel to escape from the everyday stresses of life.

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    "Wow! I wasn't expecting to be so moved."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would definitely recommend this book to any friend from the LGBTQ community. It also gives an interesting perspective for allies. Part of me wanted to listen in one sitting. Other times, I found myself walking away from this title from getting too much of the feels associated with being a teenager at a new school, with new friends (some less trustworthy than others), etc. Like Amanda, I found myself not wanting to fall too hard into the love story part of the book. I definitely felt my heart breaking and healing while listening to this book.


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    Dolph Clinton 06-29-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Great Book!"

    It help me deal with my prejudices through a really engaging story, read by a terrific narrator. This is a book that lots of young people should read and a lot of educators as well. I was forced to grapple with, and I am still grappling with what I would have done if I were any of the characters: amazingly complicated.

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    Amazon Customer 06-02-16 Member Since 2016
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    "The middle"
    Would you try another book from Meredith Russo and/or Samia Mounts?

    Maybe


    Would you recommend If I Was Your Girl to your friends? Why or why not?

    The V/o work was unstoppable.
    But as a trans woman I really don't see much of a conflict in the story. I get that she had a troubled passed and as a character the story did what it could to show me that. But by the time the story first started . She already over came everything. She had a surgery, she's apparently gorgeous,has new accepting friends, and has a hard bodied jock for a boyfriend girls oogle at .Every one she did tell was supportive by the time the story reached the beginning none of the things she already beat mattered because she did it already. I know it jumped time but i thought was disappointing .


    Which character – as performed by Samia Mounts – was your favorite?

    I guess the boyfriend


    Could you see If I Was Your Girl being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    I don't because Hollywood screws up any trans thing.


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Kate Manila, Philippines 05-23-16
    Kate Manila, Philippines 05-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    This is a beautiful story that needs to be read far and wide. Tell everyone!

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    A. Ary Brazil 09-15-16
    A. Ary Brazil 09-15-16 Member Since 2012
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    Amazing story, told in a very interesting way. Its a difficult subject, but this audiobook manages to explain many related topics just by telling a beautiful, empowering and romantic narrative.

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    Jaimie Farrell 08-16-16 Member Since 2014
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    "A beautiful story"

    This story is told in such a way that any team or pre teen can empathize with and relate to the main character while also explaining how and why trans people are and come to be.

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    Ashlee Edwards Oregon 08-06-16
    Ashlee Edwards Oregon 08-06-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Absolutely Amazing"

    Coming from a transgender girl of 23, this book just captures the feelings and emotions I feel and have felt for so many years, so perfectly. It doesn't fit every trans persons story exactly, but I do think many people can still really connect to it. For me, having transitioned and had surgery, and living "stealth", it literally felt like Amanda could have been me had I come out a few years earlier than I did. This was one of the first times I've actually felt like the author was speaking to me. The audio performance was amazing. Samia captured who Amanda was, and throughout many parts you can feel her emotion come through as she sat behind that microphone narrating the book. Absolutely an incredible story and listen, I highly recommend. And I just want to say thank you to the author Meredith Russo for writing this. It really means a lot. Thank you.

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    Nada 07-11-16
    Nada 07-11-16 Member Since 2016
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    I really loved this book.. although I wish thre was more..left hanging @ the end

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    freyawyn Michigan, USA 06-27-16
    freyawyn Michigan, USA 06-27-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Everyone should read"

    In real life, I have never been exposed to anything transgender. I am very appreciative of the author for writing about this issue and giving me the opportunity to learn. Although I imagine that Amanda's life and experiences are not all that typical (and probably much easier than the typical transperson's experience), this book showed a little of what it must be like to go through these issues. I greatly appreciated the authors comments at the end, where she explained how she had taken liberties. Thank you Meredith, for writing this book.

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