This is the Governor General's winner in the Children's literature category, but this is no children's book--its sad, gritty story of Jude/Judy, a transgendered teen. Judy's only escape from a horrible home life, taunting and bullying from others at school is drugs and alcohol--as well as imagining her life is being filmed as a movie. I so wanted Judy to succeed and find true love and understanding. At the end of this book I felt so very sad, but realized that the message was that kindness, tolerance and support make the world a truly better place. I only wish Judy had some of that.

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