GEORGE (Alex Gino) BOOK REVIEW
In a nutshell:
GEORGE is a revolutionary book that tells the story of a transgender girl who wishes to play Charlotte in the school play.
The Actual Review:
GEORGE is in fact my first LGBTQIA+ book and certainly the perfect introduction to the world of LGBTQIA+ fiction.
I like the writing - for a children's book. The plot is so interesting and heartwarming that not since Harry Potter have I anticipated the next page so much. The writing is simple enough for a child to understand - EVEN THE USE OF PRONOUNS - yet crafted enough for a child to remain interested.
At points I felt that the characters were undeveloped and even at points were unrealistic: Kelly was your typical bright and bubbly best friend and Scott was your stereotypical horny-badass teenager that is only interested in 'babes' and football. But I think that most of the adult characters - apart from Kelly's dad - were just plain two-dimensional. Although, I've decided not to mark it down because after all, it is a primary school book.
GEORGE carries such an important lesson and should definitely be recommended to all children, parents of transgender and even transphobic adults or adults with lack of understanding.
⚫️ perfect for children
⚫️ interesting story
⚫️ has an important lesson
5 stars (with extra-added shine)