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In Cris Beam’s “I Am J,” we meet Jennifer Silver, aka J. J is transgender or, in J’s words, “a boy trapped in a girl’s body.” J faces identity problems, unaware that there are other people in the world just like him. His best friend abandons him and he feels a growing distance forming between him and his parents, so he runs away. But through the guidance of a fellow transgender, the “rainbow” school, and a girl named Blue, J learns that he’s not alone in the world and that there are people who will accept him for him.
“The Fault in Our Stars” is John Green’s fifth novel, and his first from a girl’s point of view. Through the course of the novel we meet Hazel Grace, a realistic to the point of being pessimistic teenage girl with thyroid cancer that has spread to her lungs. Her outlook on life is pretty bleak until she meets happy-go-lucky Augustus Waters, a teenage boy who has had his leg amputated from his battle with osteosarcoma. These two unlikely friends meet and fall in love—against all odds. Even though they face heartbreak, loss, depression, disappointment, and even death in their time together, their love still goes on.