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Runner up - Battle of the Books 2018


This week, If I was your Girl by Meredith Russo had the least amount of votes and is therefore the runner up in this year's Battle of the Books.  If you really enjoyed reading this book, you may also want to give these readalike books a try!

Do you have another readalike suggestion for If I was your Girl ?  In the comment section below, tell us in a few sentences, which book it is and why you would recommend it.  All the comments on this blog post (English and French) will be entered  in a draw for the weekly $25 Chapters gift card prize.  Enter your comment by Sunday, August 26th (one entry per comment).  The winner will be contacted directly by email or phone.

Double your chance to win prizes!  Tell us your readalikes for the winner of Battle of the Books

On the French side of the competition in the "Combat des livres", Ciel: comment survivre aux deux prochaines minutes by Sophie Labelle was the losing book and is therefore the runner up.



Despite being a book about a transgender male instead, I Am J also captures the struggles of the transgender community vividly. The book successfully depicts the battle to find one's true identity and to prove one's worth in their society. Very worth a read.

I recommend the readalike book called "Brooklyn, Burning" by Steve Brezenoff. It has a unique style of story-telling, and the main character is not identified as male, female, or any other pronoun. It is a good book that purposely does not place labels on the main character, to make a point, and to provide representation to genderqueer or nonconfirming kids. At times, I felt that I wanted to know more about the main character, but other times, I felt like it was better not knowing. Thus, whether it detracts from or adds to the book would be up to the reader.

"None Of The Above" by I. W. Gregorio is about an intersex teenage girl. It really explores what it means to be a girl, a boy, or someone out of ordinary. It helps to erase the stigma relating to intersex people. The book is both educational and emotional I learned so much from reading this book, and I think everyone could benefit from doing so.