Meredith Russo’s ‘If I Was Your Girl’ is #ownvoices – do you really need another reason to pick it up?

Amanda Hardy is the new girl at school. She has a secret. At her old school, she used to be called Andrew. And secrets always have a way of getting out.

hair full of secrets

‘If I Was Your Girl’ is a strong, important and gorgeous debut about love, for yourself and others, and we need you to read it.

1. This is an #ownvoices novel. Meredith Russo is a transgender woman writing about a transgender girl and that’s what YA needs. So very, very badly.

2. Small town setting. Small American towns are notorious for being judgmental, especially of new people. This Tennessee town is perfectly brought to life.

small town

3. The switches between past and present. We get to see Amanda when she was Andrew and as she is now.

4. Swoony romance. Oh, come on, you know you love it too!


5. These experiences are one that everyone needs to read about. Fact.

Buy ‘If I Was Your Girl’ here!

Read it already? Let us know what you thought at @maximumpopbooks!

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Written by Sophie Waters

Sophie is the Head of Commercial at Maximum Pop! Having studied English Lit and Creative Writing at Bath Spa University, she came to MP! to satisfy her passion for books. Sophie is a diehard Hufflepuff and feminist. She's also a huge cat lover, and can often be found rocking her socks off at a gig.

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