Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine in which we discuss our most anticipated upcoming releases.
If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo
Expected Publication: May 3rd 2016 by Flatiron Books
Number of Pages: 272 Pages (Hardcover)
A big-hearted novel 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. 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 in. 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 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. (goodreads.com)
This is a story about a transgender girl featuring a transgender girl on the cover - count me in!
I am so excited about this book, seriously, May cannot come quick enough. This story sounds amazing in so many ways, especially because it deals with being transgender and what that means for you in society, making this book one of my beloved hard topic ones, so of course I had to find my way to it sooner or later. I cannot wait to read it, hoping that it will be all sorts of brilliant. We need more such stories, more diversity.
Let me know in the comments below or via twitter (@Alice_Reeds) which books you're waiting for this Wednesday!