I am J / by Cris Beam.
By: Beam, Cris.Material type: BookPublisher: New York : Little, Brown, 2012, c2011Edition: 1st paperback ed.Description: 326 p. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9780316053600.Other title: I am Jay.Subject(s): Female-to-male transsexuals -- Fiction | Identity (Philosophical concept) -- Fiction | Friendship -- FictionGenre/Form: Young adult fiction.DDC classification: 813.6 Summary: J, who feels like a boy mistakenly born as a girl, runs away from his best friend who has rejected him and the parents he thinks do not understand him when he finally decides that it is time to be who he really is.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
<p>J spun. His stomach clenched hard, as though he'd been hit. It was just the neighbour lady, Mercedes. J couldn't muster a hello back, not now; he didn't care that she'd tell his mother he'd been rude. She should know better. Nobody calls me Jeni anymore.<br> J 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 family, 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 - it's time to be who he really is. And this time he is determined not to give up, no matter the cost.</p>
Originally published: 2011.
Includes bibliographical references.
J, who feels like a boy mistakenly born as a girl, runs away from his best friend who has rejected him and the parents he thinks do not understand him when he finally decides that it is time to be who he really is.