I Am J
A powerful and inspiring story about a transgender teen's struggle to find his own path -- and love his true self.
J had always felt different. He was certain that eventually everyone would understand who he really was: a boy mistakenly born as a girl. Yet as he grew up, his body began to betray him; eventually J stopped praying to wake up a "real boy" and started covering up his body, keeping himself invisible -- from his parents, from his friends, from the world. But after being deserted by the best friend he thought would always be by his side, J decides that he's done hiding -- it's time to be who he really is. And this time he is determined not to give up, no matter the cost.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bucketofrhymes - LibraryThing
This feels harsh to write, but hey. Whenever I see I am J recommended, I'm always surprised that it's considered some kind of must-read in LGBT YA. Granted, there isn't anywhere near as much trans rep ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jimrgill - LibraryThing
I am J tells a story that is rarely told—the coming of age of a transgender teenager. In this case, it’s the story of J, a biracial (Latino and Jewish) transgender boy who is struggling to become ... Read full review