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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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Critic Reviews

"[Narrator Samia] Mounts eloquently depicts the changes that take place after Andrew’s surgery - when he becomes Amanda.... Mounts expresses the delight Amanda feels as girlfriends accept her and gentle, thoughtful Grant falls in love with her. Mounts provides a bittersweet tone as Amanda blossoms with the tender feelings of first love even as she fears revealing her secret. Her feelings are juxtaposed with her father’s fear for her safety amid the narrow-mindedness of the small Southern town where they live, which Mounts suggests through the judicious use of regional accents." (AudioFile)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Ashlee Edwards on 08-06-16

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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5 out of 5 stars
By Wells on 06-29-16

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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