|By (author):||Russo, Meredith|
|Subject:||YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Coming of Age|
|YOUNG ADULT FICTION / LGBT|
|YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Romance / LGBT|
|Size:||8.25in x 5.37in|
|From The Publisher*|
Two best friends. A shared birthday. Six years...
ERIC: There was the day we were born. There was the minute Morgan and I decided we were best friends for life. The years where we stuck by each other's side-as Morgan's mom died, as he moved across town, as I joined the football team, as my parents started fighting. But sometimes I worry that Morgan and I won't be best friends forever. That there'll be a day, a minute, a second, where it all falls apart and there's no turning back the clock.
MORGAN: I know that every birthday should feel like a new beginning, but I'm trapped in this mixed-up body, in this wrong life, in Nowheresville, Tennessee, on repeat. With a dad who cares about his football team more than me, a mom I miss more than anything, and a best friend who can never know my biggest secret. Maybe one day I'll be ready to become the person I am inside. To become her. To tell the world. To tell Eric. But when?
Six years of birthdays reveal Eric and Morgan's destiny as they come together, drift apart, fall in love, and discover who they're meant to be-and if they're meant to be together. From the award-winning author of If I Was Your Girl, Meredith Russo, comes a heart-wrenching and universal story of identity, first love, and fate.
"Stonewall Award winner Russo captures the intense longing of two teens who feel trapped in their small town…the slow-burn romance is affirming and worth the wait. An emotional, winning touchdown." -Kirkus Reviews
"Birthday is a luminous and profoundly moving coming-of-age story of love, family, friendship, destiny, and the struggle to live as one's truest self. It will break your heart, piece it back together even stronger, and do it again and again until the last page." -Jeff Zentner, author of Rayne & Delilah's Midnite Matinee
"Both heartbreaking and heartwarming, this book is a celebration of friendship, life, and enduring love between two teens." -Mason Deaver, author of I Wish You All the Best
"I couldn't put it down. Birthday broke my heart and made me tear up, but it was also so triumphant. This book will save lives." -Camryn Garrett, author of Full Disclosure
ALA Stonewall Book Award Winner
|Biographical Note||MEREDITH RUSSO was born, raised, and lives in Tennessee. She started living as her true self in late 2013 and never looked back. If I Was Your Girl was partially inspired by her experiences as a trans woman. Like Amanda, Meredith is a gigantic nerd who spends a lot of her time obsessing over video games and Star Wars.|