I highly recommend this book! Though it is about a teen’s journey and transition, it is a lovely book for everyone seeking understanding about what it means for someone to identify with the other gender. MUST READ!
Now Available! Before you can get it in stores, Being Emily is available from the publisher, Bella Books both in print format (click here) and in eBook format (here).
At sixteen, Emily feels like the ultimate outsider – although Emily’s brain knows she’s female, her body was born male. This is the year she knows she has to start talking about who she really is. Being Emily is the first young adult novel about a transgender girl written from her perspective.
They say that whoever you are it’s okay, you were born that way. Those words don’t comfort Emily, because she was born Christopher and her insides know that her outsides are all wrong.
They say that it gets better, be who are you and it’ll be fine. For Emily, telling her parents who she really is means a therapist who insists Christopher is normal and Emily is sick. Telling her girlfriend means lectures about how God doesn’t make that kind of mistake.
Emily desperately wants high school in her small Minnesota town to get better. She wants to be the woman she knows is inside, but it’s not until a substitute therapist and a girl named Natalie come into her life that she believes she has a chance of actually Being Emily.
A story for anyone who has ever felt that the inside and outside don’t match and no one else will understand…