Eine Novelle über trans* im Teenager-Alter.
Daten zum Buch
Autorin: Cris Beam. Titel: I Am J. Verlag: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, New York. Erscheinungsjahr: 2012. ISBN: 978-0-316-05360-0. Bindung: Softcover, 326 Seiten. Preis: ca. 12 €.
„A wonderful addition to the few novels that have dared to tackle a subject that has long lived in the cultural margins … a tender, surprisingly relatable story.“ The Los Angeles Times
J had always felt different. He was certain that eventually everyone would understand who he really was: a boy mistakenly born as a girl. Yet as he grew up, his body began to betray him; eventually J stopped praying to wake up a „real boy“ and started covering up his body, keeping himself invisible – from his parents, from his friends, from the world. But after being deserted by the best friend he thought would always be by his side, J decides that he’s done hiding – he’s ready to be who he really is. And this time he is determined not to give up, no matter the cost.
Chris Beam delivers a powerful and inspiring story of self-discovery as readers share in J’s struggle to find his own path and to love his true self.
Themen: Kindheit & Jugend, Transmänner, und Transsexualität
Genre: Englisch und Sonstige Belletristik