Author: Alex Gino
Publisher: Scholastic UK
Publication Date: August 25th 2015
Source: Review Copy from Publisher
Purchase: The Book Depository / Waterstones
BE WHO YOU ARE.
When people look at George, they think they see a boy. But she knows she's not a boy. She knows she's a girl.
George thinks she'll have to keep this a secret forever. Then her teacher announces that their class play is going to be Charlotte's Web. George really, really, REALLY wants to play Charlotte. But the teacher says she can't even try out for the part . . . because she's a boy.
With the help of her best friend, Kelly, George comes up with a plan. Not just so she can be Charlotte -- but so everyone can know who she is, once and for all.
Oh my, where do I even begin with this book? It's not often that a book is brought to your attention and you know that the book is going to be such an important read. George for me, was this book. Not only had it being getting copious amounts of attention in the blogging community, but it's subject matter was impeccable and utilised to it's full advantage. Considering this book is aimed at a middle grade audience, I think this makes this book even more impressive than originally thought. For me, George was outstanding. Literally outstanding. It has all of the qualities that could seriously make this book a contender for a large award. It's just that stunning. So what did I think of it?