Published by Scholastic on 25th August 2015
Genres: Children's, Issues, Realistic Fiction
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When people look at George, they think they see a boy. But she knows she's not a boy. She knows she's a girl.
George thinks she'll have to keep this a secret forever. Then her teacher announces that their class play is going to be Charlotte's Web. George really, really, REALLY wants to play Charlotte. But the teacher says she can't even try out for the part . . . because she's a boy.
With the help of her best friend, Kelly, George comes up with a plan. Not just so she can be Charlotte -- but so everyone can know who she is, once and for all.
Reviewed by Casper
George knows she is a girl but when people look at George they see a boy. George has never told anyone her secret but when the school play turns out to be Charlotte’s Web she thinks that playing Charlotte would be a great idea to reveal her true self to everyone. The bad news is that George’s teacher won’t even let her try out for the part because she says George isn’t a girl. With the help of her best friend, Kelly, George shows everyone who she truly is.
This book is a great example of how everyone is different and that that is OK, even if other people don’t agree. It is a great story with an important lesson – ALWAYS BE YOURSELF. It made me feel so many emotions – happy for George, sad at how she was treated and angry that some people can’t accept that not everyone is the same.
My favourite part was when George, wanting revenge on the school bully, painted the words ‘some jerk’ on a piece of paper and purposely dropped it on his back!
I would recommend this book to children aged 10-13.