John Bird has never fit in. He can’t be the all American boy his dad wants him to be, he’s bullied at school and he can’t bear to look at himself in the mirror. While most boys his age are playing sports and kissing girls, John can only find comfort in the secret he keeps hidden away in a box in his room…
When feisty Aureus crashes into his life, John starts the long process of realizing that it’s what is inside us that counts and that true friends love us, no matter what our secrets are.
It’s time John learns to embrace the school taunt, “Ladybird” and grow into the person he is meant to be.
*****Moonbeam Children's Book Award 2016 Bronze Medalist for Young Adult, Mature Issues
|Publisher:||Beyond His Words|
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About the Author
Magus Tor is a dreamer who enjoys dreaming varied dreams of being a doctor, a lawyer, a police officer and a teacher but never in the wildest dream to become a writer. Since starting to write in 2007, Magus continues to explore creating worlds in his imaginative mild. Although he wishes to specialize in writing fantasy but his mind twisted his will and he ended up writing more Science Fiction than Fantasy. So far, his only fantasy novella is D-Nine: Protectors of the Crown.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Kim Anisi for Readers' Favorite My Ladybird Story by Magus Tor is the story of John, who always knew he was different, but could not put his finger on what it was that made him different for a long time. During his time at school, he was always the one who got bullied and pushed around, until a transfer student with the name of Aureus (a girl) arrived and became his best friend. She also knew he was different, but decided to stick to his side. After years, John realizes what his problem is and why he hates his body so much, and why he enjoyed touching girls' clothing: he realized he was a girl trapped in a man's body. But how will he deal with it? Will Aureus still be his best friend after the fact is revealed to her in a rather traumatic way? And what will John's family say? My Ladybird Story by Magus Tor was a fascinating read for me. While I cannot speak from experience, the story of how John slowly makes the transition from hating his body, to understanding the source of the hate, and then moving towards the solution (i.e. the transformation into a woman) was very realistic and very emotional, too. The writing was well done, and you could not help but feel for John. His fears and emotions were very well described, and I liked that the reactions of the people around him also seemed to be very realistic, i.e. not just "Oh yeah, it's all fine." I enjoyed reading this book very much. It had a nice flow, and shows that you don't need action and violence to make a story stand out.