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I Am J

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2011

    Really good book

    I was facinated by the title whn i saw this at my library. I checked it out and fell in love with the book. I can feel for J while also understanding how his friends might feel, just by reading. Very powerful.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 7, 2011

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    Reviewed by Sally Kruger aka "Readingjunky" for TeensReadToo

    J has always known he was different. Now almost eighteen, he has decided it is time to commit to who he really is and make the fact clear to his parents and his best friend, Melissa. J was born Jeni Silver. His parents have always seen him as their little girl, but J knows deep inside that though his body may be female, he is truly male. Transgender to be exact. After spending most of his life attempting to ignore the betrayal of his body, J is determined to take the steps necessary to become his true self. He wants his parents and his best friend to come to terms with and accept him as transgender, but even if they don't, he will find a way to get the injections of the testosterone that will lower his voice, stimulate facial hair growth, and help him develop the male attributes that will make him be the person he believes he truly is. Author Cris Beam takes a difficult subject and creates a book that will help readers understand the physical and emotional turmoil of one transgender boy. She is able to explain J's gender frustration from an early age, his secret crush on his long-time friend, the constant jeers and taunts from fellow high school students, and the fear of disappointing his parents, who sacrificed much for their daughter. Readers will experience J's self-discovery, his courage, and his determination in facing the long, hard path before him.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2014

    AMAZINGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!

    I absoublutely loved it. A must read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2014

    Help

    I am lost!

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  • Posted September 15, 2012

    The end was not meet to my expectations but the starting pulls y

    The end was not meet to my expectations but the starting pulls you in her mind of a normal transgender but then during the middle it carefully pieces her feelings for the world and her needs, lust for a boys body. I love Cris Beam, their writing opens the eyes of people going through this. It helps to realize people that want what J wanted with parents like hers can carefully get their wanting to be trans.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2012

    To: iluvvideo

    Just to let u know iluvvideo, j was born a girl but then starts feeling like a male later on. He/she later decides to have a sex change. The reason y u were probally gettin confused is that in the book, they call J a he wen he was a girl.
    Try to get ur facts right next time.
    Definetly not recommended for children under the age of 12. Has lots to do with sex. Really really really good book tho.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2012

    I wanna read this

    *stomps foot* but idk if its worth $10

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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