Some Assembly Required

Some Assembly Required

eBook - 2014
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Seventeen-year-old Arin Andrews shares all the hilarious, painful, and poignant details of undergoing gender reassignment as a high school student in this winning first-of-its-kind memoir. Now with a reading group guide and an all-new afterword from the author! In this revolutionary first-of-its-kind memoir, Arin Andrews details the journey that led him to make the life-transforming decision to undergo gender reassignment as a high school junior. In his captivatingly witty, honest voice, Arin reveals the challenges he faced as a boy in a girl's body, the humiliation and anger he felt after getting kicked out of his private school, and all the changes?both mental and physical?he experienced once his transition began. Some Assembly Required is a true coming-of-age story about knocking down obstacles and embracing family, friendship, and first love. But more than that, it is a reminder that self-acceptance does not come ready-made with a manual and spare parts. Rather, some assembly is always required.
Publisher: [S.I.] : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2014.
ISBN: 9781481416771
Branch Call Number: eBOOK OVERDRI
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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Aug 21, 2018

This book was a good read to better understand one person's journey as a transgender teen.
One sees the struggles, physical and emotional, while understanding what was going on for Emerald/Arin.
A great companion piece to Re-Thinking Normal.

ArapahoeJennieB Mar 01, 2018

An honest, authentic and wonderful memoir. Arin Andrews writes a very candid and personal memoir about his journey to become who he was always meant to be. He does not speak for all trans people, only from his own unique experience.

Jan 16, 2018

Glad this book exists for all the beautiful young people like Arin!

Oct 27, 2017

Helped me understand some things I was confused about. Kudos to Arin Andrews for telling his story very openly, and to his family for accepting and helping. Arin surely has helped MANY teenagers and their families and friends!

Nov 28, 2016

As the Uncle of a transgender step-niece, I found this book very helpful in understanding the development of trans self-awareness and the steps (and alternatives) in the process of transition. This autobiography concludes with a well organized and up-to-date list of books, movies, and web sites on transgender being.

Jul 28, 2015

This was an interesting read. I will say though that once the gender transformation got started, I was a little confused with the pronoun use. Most of Arin's friends are also transgender, but when we (as the reader) are introduced to them, they are male, but when we "meet" them again, they are beginning their transition and would like to be referred to as she/her. If you are able to keep up, you will enjoy the book.

Jan 12, 2015

This book takes you through the transition not only from the person transitioning but their community as well. It's written in reality not through rose colored glasses. This book will help the general public gain understanding into a very controversial topic.


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