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Meet Eric and Morgan. Born on the same day, at the same time, in the same place.

They've always shared this one day together, but as they grow up they begin to grow apart. Everyone expects Eric to get a football scholarship, but no one knows he's having second thoughts. Former quarterback Morgan feels utterly alone, as she wrestles with the difficult choice to live as her true self. Both of them are struggling to be the person they know they are. Who better to help than your best friend?

Told on one day every year, over six years, this is a story about how change pulls people apart... and how love brings them back together.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 22mm | 262g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1474967418
  • 9781474967419
  • 44,513

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The biting sadness of Morgan's loneliness, anxiety and desperate need to assert some form of control - at one point hurling herself into apparently ideal maleness by weightlifting to add rapid muscle mass - are beautifully balanced by the friend's constant fondness, deepening gradually into love as they discover more about each other and themselves. * Times Literary Supplement * An emotional, winning touchdown. * Kirkus Reviews * Rarely have we seen a story like Meredith Russo's Birthday * The New York Times * Birthday is a luminous and profoundly moving coming-of-age story of love, family, friendship, destiny, and the struggle to live as one's truest self. It will break your heart, piece it back together even stronger, and do it again and again until the last page. * Jeff Zentner, author of The Serpent King * I couldn't put this book down, I fell so in love with Eric and Morgan. Birthday broke my heart and made me tear up, but it was also so triumphant. This book will save lives. * Camryn Garrett, author of Full Disclosure *
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About 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. Her debut, If I Was Your Girl, was partially inspired by her experiences as a trans woman. When Meredith is not busy writing she can be found reblogging pictures of cats and babies, reading fan fiction and fantasy novels, arguing with strangers about social justice, and raising her two amazing children, Vivian and Darwin.
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Rating details

10,228 ratings
4.22 out of 5 stars
5 45% (4,580)
4 38% (3,870)
3 14% (1,383)
2 2% (250)
1 1% (145)
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