Just Girls by Rachel Gold ~ Book Review by Ameliah

Just-Girls Title: Just Girls

Author: Rachel Gold

Publisher: Bella Books

Cover Artist: Kristin Smith

Rating: 5.00 of 5 Stars


Jess Tucker sticks her neck out for a stranger—the buzz is someone in the dorm is a trans girl. So Tucker says it’s her, even though it’s not, to stop the finger pointing. She was an out lesbian in high school, and she figures she can stare down whatever gets thrown her way in college. It can’t be that bad.

Ella Ramsey is making new friends at Freytag University, playing with on-campus gamers and enjoying her first year, but she’s rocked by the sight of a slur painted on someone else’s door. A slur clearly meant for her, if they’d only known.

New rules, old prejudices, personal courage, private fear. In this stunning follow-up to the groundbreaking Being Emily, Rachel Gold explores the brave, changing landscape where young women try to be Just Girls.

Ameliah’s View:

Ella is transgendered and new at school. Someone finds out there is a transgendered student and makes hateful comments. Jess overhears and says that she is the student. The girls end up being room mates This story deals with Ella’s coming out to Jess and others, how people act toward Jess as they see her as transgendered, and a whole slew of other issues.

This book is complex. There is just no other way to say it. There are layers and layers to this story and I simply can not sum it up in a quick set of sentences. I am not going to try, my head will explode.

It is well written and technically sound. The story was good, it really was. It was worth the time it took to read it. It is interesting and Ms. Gold obviously knows the topics well. I read the book 3 days ago and I am still thinking about it. There is so much information in it. It is a story but it is also a teaching tool. It covers not only transgender issues but other issues such as new letters to the standard LGBT. I do not understand these new letters and do not know why they are needed but Ms Gold tries very hard to teach them in a very safe and friendly way and I think if I re-read this book a few more times I may actually get it, at least a bit, in spite of myself.

This IS an important book and even though I only read it because it was a book club book of the month, I am very glad I did read it. It opened my eyes to some things.

This is a transgender book

Buy Links

Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
Barnes & Noble

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,

This post may contain affiliate links.
Prism Book Alliance® assumes no liability for the ownership of photos or content used in guest posts and interviews.  The post author assumes all responsibility and liability for this content.

2 thoughts on “Just Girls by Rachel Gold ~ Book Review by Ameliah

  1. Ok, I’m thoroughly intrigued, might have to add this.
    Great review and thanks for highlighting that it’s a transgender story. We def need more of them.

Leave a Reply