Some Assembly Required

The Not-So-Secret Life of a Transgender Teen

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Publisher Description

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 memoir.

We’ve all felt uncomfortable in our own skin at some point, and we’ve all been told that “it’s just a part of growing up.” But for Arin Andrews, it wasn’t a phase that would pass. He had been born in the body of a girl and there seemed to be no relief in sight.

In this revolutionary memoir, Arin 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 girl, 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. Arin also writes about the thrill of meeting and dating a young transgender woman named Katie Rain Hill—and the heartache that followed after they broke up.

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.

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
2014
September 30
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
256
Pages
PUBLISHER
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
SELLER
SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
SIZE
5.2
MB
AUDIENCE
Grades 8 and Above

Customer Reviews

Bmeagher_23 ,

Thank you

This really helped me put some of my thoughts into words. Thank you for putting your life and experiences out there and I hope more people can speak out and help others.

ggirl1710 ,

Absolutely LOVED it!!!

I fell in love with this memoir from the moment I first opened it up in my English 11 honors class, and now I have my very own copy of it! This is a great coming-of-age story that just so happens to be true.

This book can have us switch from seeing people in the LGBT community as "abominations" to actual human beings who live their lives like everybody else.

If you want books that'll change your life, have this one in your list of must-reads.

ErinTheMustache ,

Great

I don't read books. But I needed this.

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