GEORGE (Alex Gino) BOOK REVIEW

17:00 Hannah - 14 Comments

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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. 

In Conclusion:
⚫️ perfect for children
⚫️ interesting story
 ⚫️ has an important lesson

Rating:
5 stars (with extra-added shine)

14 comments:

  1. Is there a buy link available through Amazon or Smashwords? I'm interested in at least considering purchasing!

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  2. Oh my gosh! I love your page! Your book reviews are great. I have to keep up with your blog. Thanks for checking out my blog www.enjoyellyeveryday.com maybe at some point, if it is relevant, I can add one of your book reviews to my blog. Be well - Elly

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    1. Thank-you so much! I loved your blog, too - I love that it is all about positivity. <3

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  3. It genuinely made my day to learn that they are finally using LGBTQ+ characters in books from primary school children, it is such an important thing because it ends any stigma before it has chance to start :) I read a brilliant book called The Act Of Being Normal a few months ago and it's about two transgender teenagers and it was amazingly written, it's aimed at teenagers and I would reccomend it to anyone !

    lots of love, Marianne xxx

    http://myhappybubblexx.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I've heard about it, but haven't really looked into, thanks for the recommendation!

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  4. Thanks for the recommendation! I might get this for my niece

    www.blushingkay.com

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    1. Ooh, that's such a good idea! It is aimed at children, after all ;)

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  5. Sounds like a good one!

    I also tagged in my original tag!
    http://sweetcherry69.blogspot.com/2015/12/the-nightmare-before-christmas-book-tag.html#comment-form

    Carrie @The Book Goddess

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    1. Thank you, I'm falling behind on tags!

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  6. Sounds pretty good! I'm glad to see more diversity in books. Great review.

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    1. It really is good, I recommend it so much. Although, a little update is that I spoke to a non-binary friend who read this and they said that George didn't experience as much gender dysphoria as most trams people would.

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  7. Sounds very interesting! I'll definitely add it to my TBR-list

    Myra @ I'm Loving Books

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