Rating: ★★★★☆ |
Read Listened to April 10
More than anything else, George wants to play Charlotte in her fourth-grade class’s production of Charlotte’s Web. The problem is, her teacher won’t let her, because George is a boy. But George isn’t about to let that squash her dream. With the help of her best friend, George must learn to stand up for her wish — and brave a few bullies along the way.
I recently listened to this on audiobook and I think I’ve realized that audiobooks are not my thing. I’m just not a fan.
♡ If it wasn’t for the audiobook, I would’ve absolutely loved this. I have no doubt about it. While I did really like the narrator, Jamie Clayton… anyone else watch Sense8? Clayton is amazing, the story itself while being read aloud was sooo slow. I actually fell asleep at one point.
♡ I really need to pick this one up in a physical format. Someone remind me later.
♡ Every. Single. School. Needs. This. Book.
♡ How Gino explained what transgender means, in an easy to understand manner, was amazing. I also loved how Gino used female pronouns from beginning to end.
♡ It might be because I listened to it rather than read it but I didn’t feel anything towards the characters. I appreciated them yet they felt one-dimensional.
♡ The book did focus on some gender stereotypes, actually a lot of gender stereotypes. I had to dock of a star for that.
♡ George is such a powerful and much needed novel.
♡ I highly, highly recommend