Pony just wants to fly under the radar during senior year. Tired from ...more
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it was so nice to read a book about a trans dude. there really isn't enough representation out there, but, i gotta say, this was pretty much the boy version of If I Was Your Girl. plotwise it was so similar.
the first chapter from pony's pov was a lot of info dumping on what being transgender is for him, it felt a little stiff, but thankfully pony's pov became a lot more casual and i ended up really liking him. it was really cute ...more
TW: transphobia, dead naming, lesbophobia, suicidal thoughts
For Pony, a new school is the perfect fresh start. When he came out as trans, he got a lot of attention, some of it bad, some of it just annoying. Now, he can just be Pony. And maybe even cheerleader Georgia's boyfriend. The only problem is, he hasn't told anyone at school that he's trans yet.
This is another matter of reading an educational book and appreciating the education its attempting to give, ...more
This was a book with a trans main character, who is going to a new school and wants to keep his identity under wraps. He also develops a crush on a cheerleader and she feels the same connection he does. I practically pounced on this book when I heard about it. Honestly, I heard it had a trans main character and that's all I needed to want to read it, everything else was just a major bonus. Trigger warnings: transphobia, homophobia, transphobic attack, suicidal ideation, implied ...more
I pretty much loved everything about this book: the fact that it is own voices, the way it actively fights against stereotypes, the importance it places on teen-friendly safe LGBTQ spaces, but most of all I loved the characters because they ARE teenagers.
No one is a finished work, they are still learning about who they ...more
I thought STAY GOLD would be fairly lighthearted, but McSmith does not shy away from the serious pain of transphobia, homophobia, dysphoria, and other hardships. At times, this book is really brutal to read, but it’s ...more
I’ll start off by saying that this book is needed. We need more diverse books that represent ALL groups. I’m glad that Tobly has been able to do that and has been given the opportunity to share it with the world. I truly do hope that this book serves as an avenue for awareness for people outside the LGBTQIA community.
I’ll be honest and say that, at first, I felt very uncomfortable reading about Pony’s stealth mode and lying to Georgia. ...more