by Ellen Wittlinger
Angie never felt like a girl. From not liking dresses to not feeling right when told to lineup by gender for gym class, her whole life leads up to one little change that makes a big difference. Angie becomes Grady, she is now he, and he becomes comfortable with himself for the first time. Not all goes smoothly with Grady's friends & family, who have a hard time even saying his new name, but he finds allies, including one of the school geeks, who explains to him that parrotfish change gender all the time, according to what's needed. Grady's like a parrotfish – doing what he needs to do to survive. His story will make you wonder whether "boy" and "girl" really should be the only choices.