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message 1: by Kaje (last edited Jun 04, 2017 03:50PM) (new)

Kaje Harper | 16659 comments This book is about a transgender girl MC and is currently free on Amazon for the next 4 days (US link - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07172NXLP). I like the author's adult gay romance under another pen name, and I'm interested to see how she writes this one. We might not start actually reading for a while, with another Buddy read underway, but I wanted to post it now so if you are interested, and have a Kindle, you can pick up a free AZ copy for when we do the read.

Having Her Back Having Her Back by Ann Gallagher by Ann Gallagher

about the book: Trevor Larson is a Navy brat. He’s used to moving every few years, and thanks to social media, he can stay in touch with the friends he leaves behind. But shortly after he leaves Okinawa, his best friend, Brad Gray, cuts off contact and disappears.

Four years and two bases later, Brad resurfaces—and announces his family is coming to Trevor’s base in Spain. But a lot’s changed in four years, and Trevor is stunned to find out Brad is now Shannon. Their reunion isn’t quite what either of them had hoped for, but they quickly find their footing, both relieved to have each other back.

Except nothing is ever all sunshine and roses. The military is a small world, and there’s no keeping Shannon’s transition a secret. Parents warn their kids away from her. She can’t attend school on-base for fear of harassment or worse. And although her parents try to hide it, being ostracized by their only social circle while they’re thousands of miles from home is taking a toll on them too.

More and more, Shannon leans on Trevor. But she’s also drawn to him, and he’s drawn right back to her, feeling things he’s never felt for anyone before.

Trevor’s scared, though. Not of dating a trans girl. Not of damaging his chaplain father’s career or reputation. After finally getting his friend back, does he dare take things further and risk losing Shannon a second time?

Cautions: the author said it was appropriate for a 15 year old to read, no specific cautions noted.


Start date to be decided

message 2: by K (new) - rated it 3 stars

K (k-polipetl) | 4090 comments If anyone is interested - this book is currently free at present on Amazon (as of 5th June)

message 3: by Kaje (new)

Kaje Harper | 16659 comments This book just won a Bronze in the IPPY awards in an open category for Juvenile/Young Adult Fiction ebook (IPPYs are a very competitive award for indie books)

So cool to see a book about an M2F trans character winning in a general category :)

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