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Book Review: Being Jazz

Title: Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen
Author: Jazz Jennings
Genre: Memoir
Rating: 4 out of 5
Reviewer: Julia



Before you begin to read my review, I want to tell you a few things. It's hard, in my opinion, to rate a work of nonfiction, especially when it comes to biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. When I say that I give this book a "4 out of 5", I am in no way judging Jazz's life or identity. No, I am not doing that, but rather stating how much I personally enjoyed the book.

This memoir follows the life that Jazz Jennings has gone through due to her being transgender, specifically MtF (male to female). In the book, she writes about a variety of topics, including how she knew she was a girl, transitioning, being an advocate for LGBT+ youth, and more.

One of the things that I liked when reading this book was that it gave me a new perspective. I really did come to understand the challenges that comes with being MtF or FtM. I mean, I think that we all know that it can be challenging and difficult, but to actually hear what Jazz had to say struck me on a whole new level.

I also praise this book for being something for LGBT+ youth to look to. Especially now, when more and more people are coming out to be transgender. I think that it is important for the LGBT+ community to be represented and accepted in the media.

Aside from that, I did enjoy just reading about Jazz's life and journey so far. It was interesting and enjoyable.

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