What to Read After... Judy Blume 20/01/20
Alex As Well
Publisher: Curious Fox
Alex is Alex as well. That is to say, she has made the decision to be Alexandra where, at her birth, her parents made the decision for her to be Alexander. She narrates the story of her life from the point that she decides to stop taking her medication. Alex is frank, open and honest with her reader while at the same time confused and scared and frustrated as she deals with her parents, her new school and herself as well.
Alex As Well is a pioneering young adult story which explores issues of gender, identity and sexuality in a frank and unembellished way. Alex speaks directly to you and the reader gains immense insight into the challenges she faces - which are more universal than might be expected. Through her mum's resistance to her newfound vegetarianism to her wardrobe predicaments, Alex remains courageous, funny and enlightening.