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Parrotfish by Ellen Wittlinger
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Apr 25, 2011

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bookshelves: 11th-grade-advisory

By: Ellen Wittlinger pages:294

Parrotfish by Ellen Wittlinger is a story about a girl named Angela who is uncomfortable in her body because she feels like she wasnt meant to be a girl. Angela is in high school and when she figured out she wasnt meant to be a girl she changed her name to Grady and began wearing men's clothes and she told her friends and family about how she felt and she wanted them to refer to her as Grady. Grady went to school and was teased and rediculed by the people at school because they didnt understand her. Angela felt very wrong and discouraged and betrayed by her friends and family because they didnt want to accept and support her for who she really was. Angela had some new problems, she didnt know which bathroom to use at school and she didnt know how to deal with no support from the people that had been there her whole life.
This book was very sad, because Angela always had support from both her friends and family and now that she was exposing who she really was they didnt want anything to do with her. That must have been really hard for her and i think that she stayed strong despite the rejection of other people. This book was very well written and you could really tell the pain and suffering that Angela had to go through. I would reccommend this book to high school students, some of them could relate to trying to fit in and doing whatever it takes to be accepted by others. This book teaches people that you have to accept people for who they are and the way they are. Angela was heartbroken when people wanted nothing to do with her and people in the real world feel the same way. People are always being judged by something and somebody but that should never let them be mad and upset. They should just stand up for what is right and embrace who they are.

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Jeydon *He
use the correct pronouns ur review was rude

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