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 - tierneyc - LibraryThing
I Am J. By Cris Beam. Little, Brown and Company / Hachette Book Group. 2011. 339 pages. $16.99 hbk. 978-0316053617. Grades 8-12. J is struggling to articulate and come to terms with his gender ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - JWarren42 - LibraryThing
I wanted to like this book more than I ended up doing. The problem is that J is always in crisis. There's no humor in the book at all, save one little incident with Chantelle. Even In crisis, there's ... Read full review