The book tells the story of Amanda Hardy, who moves to a small town in Tennessee to live with her father. She wants to make friends and fit in, but Amanda has a secret: she used to be Andrew, and fears that the truth could cost her her new life, and her new love. It's slated for publication in 2016.
This book doesn't actually come out until May 2016, but I was sent a bound manuscript from Flatiron Books for review. My full review won't be going up until closer to release, but I just want to give you a few reasons why you should put this book on your to-read list now. And you can also preorder it now here: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/if-i-was-your-girl-meredith-russo/1122404495?ean=9781250078407. I loved this book and sped through it in less than a day, while I probably should have been studying instead. Whoops. So here's the reasons you should read it.
1. The narrator is a trans girl.
2. The friendships are wonderful.
3. The family relationships and complex and fleshed out.
4. It has a unique small town feel, and shows the experience of being trans in a small town in the South like that.
5. It is also really emotional at times.
This book is amazing and I highly suggest that everyone reads it. It comes out on May 3rd next year. My review will be up in April, and it will elaborate on why I loved this book.