Being Emily

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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 you are 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...
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Overview

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 you are 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...

“Powerful and empowering, with an optimistic message that we all need more of in our lives. I'm thrilled to see this book is out in the world.” —Kate Bornstein, author of Gender Outlaw and A Queer and Pleasant Danger
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594932830
  • Publisher: Bella Books
  • Publication date: 6/26/2012
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 427,228
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author


Rachel Gold has spent seven years as a reporter, ten years in marketing, and holds a Master of Fine Arts in Writing degree. She worked as the senior reporter for a weekly newspaper with a readership of up to 100,000. She also served as a PR manager for an international technology company whose reach extended to Europe, Asia and Australia. She has appeared at the Minnesota Library Association Round Table speaking on young adult literature and lives in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota.
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  • Posted September 8, 2012

    highly recommended - very enlightening

    This book gives a great insight on true emotions and points of view of transgender teen.
    The author made us understand the emotions and stress of the teenager as she delt with learning to be Emily.
    Even if you don't personally know a transgendered person, Emily's issues are not exclusive to the transgender population. The author gives great inisight to the struggles of growing up and becoming independent from parents but still needing the emotional support of family and friends.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2014

    Great Read!

    Even though I knew a little bit about transgender people before reading it, I was delighted to learn new things through the eyes of the Emily. It had a good plot and just the right amount of romance to make it work. Rachel Gold made Emily realistic and I cried for her several times in the book. I felt as though the ending was a bit brief considering the length of the rest of the book, but overall it was a spectacular read.

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  • Posted June 28, 2012

    ATTENTION: READ THIS BOOK!!

    I read this book in less than 24 hours--I was so engaged in the story plot and the concept. This is a great book for ANYONE --not just YA or the LGBT society. The book really gives one a sense of being who you are. I challenge anyone to read this and not feel the depth of the characters and their struggles. I hope this book becomes a staple for any teen to read to encourage a sense of self-worth and for any adult to appreciate their own journey of self-admiration.

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