Monday, October 12, 2020

George by Alex Gino



I read George by Alex Gino for Banned Books Week 
last month as this middle school
novel has been the number one banned book in recent years.

George by Alex Gino is a phenomenal novel!
The writing is marvelous, poignant, and timely. 
The storyline is very engaging.
I love the characters for this novel.
George by Alex Gino deals with LGBTQ themes.
In fact, many of the top ten most recently challenged books
have LGBTQ themes to them.

Below is the summary for George by Alex Gino from Goodreads:

BE WHO YOU ARE. 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.

I am giving George by Alex Gino a rating of 5 stars out of 5 stars.

Until my next post, happy reading!!


  1. I'm confused why this is a banned book. Is it because it's LGBTQIA+? If it is then, that is disgusting. This sounds like an amazing book!

    1. Essentially,"parents and teachers challenge George because it features a transgender girl and her older brother's discussion of age inappropriate material." The quote comes from Wikipedia.

  2. I was wondering what to read for Banned Books week. This will be the one!