Medley #7: Book Review and Music

“Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.” -Edmund Burke


George – Alex Gino

‘BE WHO YOU ARE. When people look at George, they think they see a boy. But she knows she’s not…’

George by Alex Gino is a sensitive, engaging and beautiful novel which challenges views and perception. Regardless of our look, gender or build, we may be whoever want to be: we are individuals.

George wants to audition for Charlotte in her grade’s production of ‘Charlotte’s Web’. Although she wants the part, she is unfortunately not allowed to audition, due fact she is male. But she isn’t George – she is Melissa and wants to prove people wrong.


“George stopped. It was such a short, little question, but she couldn’t make her mouth form the sounds.
Mom, what if I’m a girl?

The book George relays a vital message, in a simplistic yet interesting manner. Despite the fact it is aimed at primary (middle) school children, I strongly suggest everybody should read this tender first-novel. Alex Gino’s George is a book I recommend for all.


Everyday – Carly Commando



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