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I used to teach a 5th and 6th grade Sunday School class. One of the girls who reads a lot recommended Ellen Wittlinger to me. EW books are aimed at middle school age kids, mostly girls. This was my third book by her. I don't read three books aimed toward kids unless the author is real good.
EW takes on some very difficult subjects, especially for the young. In Blind Faith she takes on death in the family. In Gracie's Girl she handles homelessness. In this book she deals with Transgenders.
This book, as well as the others is intelligently written and holds your attention at the same time. It is always a pleasure to read EW, even if the subject matter maybe difficult. I am not a doctor, but I watch them on TV and if I had a child having problems I would recommend finding an EW book on the subject. Meanwhile as an adult who likes well written intelligent, entertaining books I will keep reading EW just for the fun of it..
If I have a fault with this book it is that I don't believe Grady, would have found as many supporters in everyday society as she/he finds in this book. I hope I am wrong and there are some really neat characters in this book who come to EW's rescue.
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This was an awe inspiring work of fiction that touched me deeply. As a transgender man, Grady is the first character that I've ever actually connected with. It saved my life to hear it.