Hvis jeg var din pige
Title: If I was your girl
Author: Meredith Russo
Published in English: 2016
Dansk titel: Hvis jeg var din pige
Dansk Udgivelsesår: 2016
Finished Reading: Februar 2020
Genre: YA, Romance & LGBT
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
A new kind of 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, 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?
Meredith Russo’s If I Was Your Girl is a universal story about feeling different and a love story that everyone will root for.
What an amazing story. I was afraid that this would be a sad read and therefor I’ve postponed the book until today.
Amanda is such a wonderful person, I immediately liked her and to see her growth throughout the story is just what seals the deal. The other characters that are introduced are decent, but not exactly game changing for the overall plot in a way.
Writing a review about this book without spoiling anything is damn near impossible. It was clear from the very beginning that this was important to the author. You can feel it in the way she writes and how she writes and most importantly, in Amanda. Russo has an incredible talent when it comes to teenagers and how they interact amongst themselves and how friendships works in that age. The romance department was nicely described and believable. Overall, it’s not a work of art, but it’s down to earth and everyone will be capable of comprehending what’s happening. I like it, but it may not be for everyone.