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Fifteen-year-old Mick Mullins has a great life: his parents are sweet, his sister is tolerable, and his friendships are solid. But as summer descends on Queens, he prepares to turn his carefree existence upside down by disclosing a secret he has kept long enough. It’s time to work up the courage to reveal that he is not a boy, but a girl—and that her name is Michelle. Havi ...more
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Expected publication: October 31st 2017 by Harmony Ink Press
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I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

There's always a hard balance between making a book about a trans teenager "happy" while also making it "real," and I think Nina Rossing hit this balance perfectly!

Mick & Michelle is about a teenager, Mick, who is a girl with a boy's body. She has an older sister whom she envies and two loving parents that are tough-as-nails NYPD cops. She has friends, but none that she's told, and she's on the cusp of sixteen when irreversible c
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katwiththehat
Oct 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Thank you so much to NetGalley and Harmony Ink for allowing me to read and review this wonderful new novel by Nina Rossing. Rossing does a fabulous job of taking us viscerally through Michelle's experience of feeling trapped in Mick's body in ways large and small. (view spoiler) ...more
Laura
Oct 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for sending this my way to read and review. Mick & Michelle is a young adult contemporary set for release late October.
The novel follows Mick, as he is struggling with his gender identity and trying to come out as transgender to his closest family and friends. I found it really interesting learning more about the psycho social toll that gender identity takes on someone.
I applaud the author for bringing this topic into contemporary light and dealing w
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SHHHHH! Please
Sep 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing

I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.

I have such a huge smile on my face after finishing this book. I adored Mick/Michelle’s story.
You feel Mick’s emotions as he struggles to tell those close to him that he doesn’t feel right in his sixteen-year-old body, that he is someone else.
The story isn’t only about Mick and how he copes it is also about the family dynamics, and how everyone plays a part in his life.
His fears are real to him, the outcomes are real, and the strength need
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Kuzu
Oct 14, 2017 rated it did not like it
Full disclosure: I received an ARC through Netgalley

I've mentioned before that I find a lot of Harmony Ink Press's publications read like early drafts, and I'm pleased to say that this one is more neatly written. Technically speaking, it has no glaring issues. I do have problems with the narrative choices, though. Michelle's transition narrative reads like a Trans Issues novel that would have been published two or three years ago, which means as a 2017 or 2018 publication it's a bit backwards.
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Dee
This story touches on many topics, exercise addiction, abortion, drugs, gender identity, to name a few and not all of those are to do with the main character.

This author has a knack for creating three dimensional characters, and bringing the entire cast to life, including those who make minor appearances. While on one hand that’s something to be admired, on the other, it left me with too many questions. What became of Michelle’s marathon obsessed mother, her promiscuous sister, overweight fathe
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Nina Rossing
Jul 10, 2017 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Another book of mine that I'm not going to rate - but I'd love it if you would do me the honor!
Nanna Sander
Oct 10, 2017 rated it it was ok
Mick is a 15-year-old boy, but not really. Physically, he is male, but inside he's a girl. Through a summer of renovating his grandpa's house, Mick struggles with his body's developments, and how to approach the subject of his gender identification with this family and friends.

My heart breaks for those who feels like Mick; who feel like they were born in the wrong body. That being said, I didn't much like this book. There was hardly any story here apart from Mick/Michelle's inner turmoil, and th
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Tristan Andromeda
Oct 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Really 4.5 stars. 4.7. I liked it, okay?

I came across the book by chance whilst browsing netgalley’s LGBTQIA one evening, downloaded after skimming the blurb, and devoured it in less than two days - a rare feat these days.

The book tells of Mich Mullins, the 15 year old youngest child of two cop parents. As a notorious good kid, Mich is constantly pointed out as a very well behaved boy by family and friends, and grandfather alike - the perfect son. The thing is though, Mich is a girl, and her n
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I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

This story touches on many important and hard topics but it didn’t feel overstuffed. Nina Rossing did an amazing job in creating a well rounded story about a transgender teen that showed all the problems and hardships that come with coming to terms with being transgender but still show happiness and hope.
Definitely a book people should read to better understand Transgender teenagers.
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Nina Rossing lives in Norway, where the winters are long and the summers short. Despite the brilliant nature surrounding her, she spends more time in front of her computer, or with a book in her hands, than in the great outdoors (though you may find her out on her mountain bike if the weather is good). She works as a high school teacher, which in her opinion is probably the best job in the world. ...more
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