Grayson lives with his aunt and uncle, having become orphaned when he was in preschool.For years he would look in the mirror and see himself as the girl he longs to be, a princess twirling in front of her castle.As a sixth grader Grayson is well aware of the ridicule he would face if his secret that he is in the wrong gender’s body were to come out.Hiding his true self has made Grayson isolated and unhappyat school where is called “loser” and “freak.” New friends and trying out for and landing the female lead in the school play open the path to Grayson’s transition.Grayson is an engaging character who will have you cheering for "him" to become "her". This is a touching book about identity, friendship, and the human spirit.Don’t miss it.
As E.E. Cumming’s says “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”
Tags: Tessa's picks, LGBTQ, Contemporary fiction, 4th Grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, School stories, Family life.