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Birthday by Meredith Russo

Two best friends. A shared birthday. Six years…

ERIC: There was the day we were born. There was the minute Morgan and I decided we were best friends for life. The years where we stuck by each other’s side—as Morgan’s mom died, as he moved across town, as I joined the football team, as my parents started fighting. But sometimes I worry that Morgan and I won’t be best friends forever. That there’ll be a day, a minute, a second, where it all falls apart and there’s no turning back the clock.

MORGAN: I know that every birthday should feel like a new beginning, but I’m trapped in this mixed-up body, in this wrong life, in Nowheresville, Tennessee, on repeat. With a dad who cares about his football team more than me, a mom I miss more than anything, and a best friend who can never know my biggest secret. Maybe one day I’ll be ready to become the person I am inside. To become her. To tell the world. To tell Eric. But when?

Six years of birthdays reveal Eric and Morgan’s destiny as they come together, drift apart, fall in love, and discover who they’re meant to be—and if they’re meant to be together.

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I absolutely loved this book! I would honestly give this book all the stars if I could. I loved the fact it was written from dual perspectives as it worked really well for this book. It broke my heart then put it back together again. I love LGBT YA anyway but this has to be one of my favourites so far. I just can’t put into words how amazing this book truly is. I love how we see Eric and Morgan change from each birthday, even if it isn’t good changes at times. I felt for Morgan not being able to live her true self and feeling like the best way to deal with it was to bury it and be someone she wasn’t. It’s just such a relevant book and I feel like the world needs to read it.

Have you read Birthday? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.

Thanks for reading!

Abbie. X

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