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George

By: Alex Gino
Narrated by: Jamie Clayton
Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
Categories: Children, Ages 8-10
4.5 out of 5 stars (20 ratings)

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Summary

Be who you are.

When people look at George, they think they see a boy. But she knows she's not a boy. She knows she's a girl.

George thinks she'll have to keep this a secret forever. Then her teacher announces that their class play is going to be Charlotte's Web. George really, really, really wants to play Charlotte. But the teacher says she can't even try out for the part...because she's a boy. With the help of her best friend, Kelly, George comes up with a plan. Not just so she can be Charlotte - but so everyone can know who she is, once and for all.

©2015 Alex Gino (P)2015 Scholastic Inc.

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Lovely listen

This is really lovely. Really well painted recognisable characters and a great insight into an experience that isn't talked about enough. Great narration too.

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The Cutest

OMG This was the cutest middle grade book. This book should be a staple in all schools. I loved Jamie Clayton as Narrator. Well Done to Audible for getting a transwoman to narrate the story. Was there anything I disliked about this book. Yeah, it wasn't longer.

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A Beautiful Story

Really hits home how hard and lonely being a trans kid can be. It's a beautiful story and heartbreaking at times. Should be read by every trans kid and their parents.

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  • Nadia
  • 24-09-15

Marvelous Story!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes! Jamie Clayton is the right voice for GEORGE. She provides a narration filled with the right emotions and an accurate tone of voice. Jamie does a great job of bringing this story to life!

What other book might you compare George to and why?

Gracefully Grayson, because it is also a great Middle Grade story about a trans kid.

What about Jamie Clayton’s performance did you like?

Her voice fit. The right combination of story + narration is a tough one to find, and listening to an audiobook when you don't like how the voice of the narrator sounds and/or when it feels like it's not a good match for the book can be disheartening. But this was not the case, the minute I started listening I didn't want it to stop and I wanted to know how things would end.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me cry in some scenes. It made super happy in others. And there was one particular scene when I felt super tense just waiting for the outcome!

Any additional comments?

This is a wonderful and very important story. I'm so happy GEORGE exists for the kids (and adults) who need it (and even for the ones who "don't"). Alex Gino knocked it out of the park with this one.

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  • val
  • 28-01-16

Must Read!

Would you consider the audio edition of George to be better than the print version?

I dont do print versions- but the answer is always yes.

Who was your favorite character and why?

George of course!

Which scene was your favorite?

When George was looking for girl clothes to wear for the first time.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes and i did

Any additional comments?

This is a great book that really transcends all age groups. George is a transgender little girl who is struggling with finding herself and hoping others accept her as well. I love that the book starts off using the feminine pronouns for George and keeps them throughout the book. I loved that it shows struggles on transgender youth without being a completely sad book and it ends on a happy note. I read the entire book in one setting and was glad I did.

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  • Jason A. Payant
  • 04-11-15

Wonderful

I like this book because it have a great message to it and showed how being different is also being special I love how Alex Tino showed showed the story in this book because it shows that even if you aren't born the gender you want to me you can be anything you want to view put your mind to it I think this is a great book for kids wanting to know more about transgender people read short it was actually one of my favorite books overall

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-08-19

George

This book will make you cry and weap out of happieness and esspecialy saddness. With great charecters and story line. You will have beutifull dreams and thoughts of this magical book about being yourself it teachers young people about how hard a life of a trans gender kid.

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  • Christie
  • 27-03-19

Weird narrator choice

The choice of an adult as the reader here is a poor one. Very distracting.

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  • Corinne
  • 09-03-19

Disappointing

It's ok; disappointing that an important issue was handled with such poor, lackluster, inauthentic writing.

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  • Orita
  • 26-02-19

Perfect <3

I loved this book so much!! It was absolutely sweet and wholesome and showed the experience of a young trans girl in a relatable and touching way. I wish there were more children's books like this, and I wish I'd read this as a kid. It would have helped me accept myself.
The narration here was also highly enjoyable and generally I recommend this to everyone, no matter what age!

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  • A. S. K.
  • 20-02-19

Sooo good

I funny, and you can tell that George is truly devoted to becoming a girl 😃

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  • Btbirman
  • 18-02-19

incredible story

this book is an incredible and very important story for adults and kids! it will have a lasting impact on your heart and change the way you view the world and people around you

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  • Shawn
  • 01-12-18

AMAZING BOOK!

This book can help so many others. It is super awesome to read! I loved it!