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Birthday

Birthday

A Novel

Meredith Russo

Flatiron Books

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One Day meets The Sun Is Also a Star in this unconventional love story by the award-winning author of If I Was Your Girl, Meredith Russo!

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Praise for If I Was Your Girl

ALA Stonewall Book Award Winner
We Need Diverse Books’ Walter Dean Myers Award Honor Book
Goodreads Choice Award Finalist
iBooks YA Novel of the Year
Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
Kirkus Best Book of the Year
Lambda Literary Award Finalist
Amazon Best Book of the Year
Barnes & Noble Best Book of the Year
New York Public Library Best Book of the Year
Chicago Public Library “Best of the Best”
Zoella Book Club Pick
Bustle Best YA Book of the Year
ALA’s Best Fiction for Young Adults List
YALSA Top 10 Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers
YALSA Teens’ Top 10 Pick
ABA IndieNext Top 10 Pick
“One of the 50 Books Every Modern Teenager Should Read” —Flavorwire

“A necessary, universal story about feeling different.” —Kirkus, starred review

“An illuminating debut guided by hope and overwhelming kindness.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

”Everything a coming-of-age novel should be.” —SLJ, Popular Pick

“Will change minds and open hearts.” —Nina LaCour, Printz Award-winning author of We Are Okay

“This book is exactly what YA is for: to break ground, to break hearts, to teach us empathy, to find the universal in the specific. I loved every word.” —Julie Buxbaum, author of Tell Me Three Things

Read this wonderful book. Just read it.” —Jennifer Niven, author of All the Bright Places

“If there's any justice in the world, we’re all witnessing a YA powerhouse in the making.” —Forever YA

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Praise for If I Was Your Girl

ALA Stonewall Book Award Winner
We Need Diverse Books’ Walter Dean Myers Award Honor Book
Goodreads Choice Award Finalist
iBooks YA Novel of the Year
Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
Kirkus Best Book of the Year
Lambda Literary Award Finalist
Amazon Best Book of the Year
Barnes & Noble Best Book of the Year
New York Public Library Best Book of the Year
Chicago Public Library “Best of the Best”
Zoella Book Club Pick
Bustle Best YA Book of the Year
ALA’s Best Fiction for Young Adults List
YALSA Top 10 Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers
YALSA Teens’ Top 10 Pick
ABA IndieNext Top 10 Pick
“One of the 50 Books Every Modern Teenager Should Read” —Flavorwire

“A necessary, universal story about feeling different.” —Kirkus, starred review

“An illuminating debut guided by hope and overwhelming kindness.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

”Everything a coming-of-age novel should be.” —SLJ, Popular Pick

“Will change minds and open hearts.” —Nina LaCour, Printz Award-winning author of We Are Okay

“This book is exactly what YA is for: to break ground, to break hearts, to teach us empathy, to find the universal in the specific. I loved every word.” —Julie Buxbaum, author of Tell Me Three Things

Read this wonderful book. Just read it.” —Jennifer Niven, author of All the Bright Places

“If there's any justice in the world, we’re all witnessing a YA powerhouse in the making.” —Forever YA

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Meredith Russo

MEREDITH RUSSO was born, raised, and lives in Tennessee. She started living as her true self in late 2013 and never looked back. If I Was Your Girl was partially inspired by her experiences as a trans woman. Like Amanda, Meredith is a gigantic nerd who spends a lot of her time obsessing over video games and Star Wars.

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Meredith Russo

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