Parrotfish by Ellen Wittlinger
Angela is a junior in high school who's made an important decision, she's changed her name to Grady and begins living her life as a boy. Grady encounters many different levels of support from acceptance to hostility. There are a few instances of bullying and Wittlinger does a good job of the family's reaction to his decision. While I enjoyed the novel, if you've read Luna then you know that this one doesn't even come close to being as good. While I admit that Wittlinger does a pretty good job of presenting Grady and his life, I still thought the novel was slightly preachy and I couldn't really like Grady as a character. Just my opinion. I am going to say Nay although I think many will disagree because I know it got strong reviews. I couldn't help but keep comparing it to Luna. I applaud her for tackling such an underwritten topic. Nay for me.