I am J is about a transgender boy who goes by J. Everybody, including his parents, expect him to act like the girl that he appears to be, but J just wants them to recognize him for who he really is inside—a boy. However, many people, including J’s father, refuse to accept him, so J leaves home to try to transition on his own.
This is a very moving story with very real characters that are easy to relate to. I would recommend this to teens who like realistic fiction or who are interested in LGBT issues.