Sasha Masha

Sasha Masha

Transgender author Agnes Borinsky deftly explores gender identity and queer romance in this heart-wrenchingly honest debut novel.

Alex feels like he is in the wrong body. His skin feels strange against his bones. And then comes Tracy, who thinks he's adorably awkward, who wants to kiss him, who makes him feel like a Real Boy. But it is not quite enough. Something is missing.

As Alex grapples with his identity, he finds himself trying on dresses and swiping on lipstick in the quiet of his bedroom. He meets Andre, a gay boy who is beautiful and unafraid to be who he is. Slowly, Alex begins to realize: maybe his name isn't Alex at all. Maybe it's Sasha Masha.

Title:Sasha Masha
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780374310806
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    Sasha Masha Reviews

  • Jessica | JustReadingJess

    Sasha masha is a coming of age novel focusing on gender identity.Sasha Masha was short quick read and definitely worth the time. I enjoyed reading about Alex’s struggles leading to his true identity...

  • Sheena

    Sasha Masha is a coming of age story exploring gender identity, sexuality, and romance. Alex doesn’t feel like a real boy until one day he realizes maybe he’s not and maybe that is okay. “Maybe ...

  • Lea (drumsofautumn)

    “It really did seem like some monstrous force was suddenly rampaging through my life. I didn’t understand it, but I knew the name: Sasha Masha.” Sasha Masha is a really moving ownvoic...

  • Jessica Woodbury

    3.5 stars. I don't read that many books about coming out/transitioning anymore. They're important, but they tend to be the only thing queer writers are allowed to write about. But SASHA MASHA won me o...

  • Reading_ Tam_ Ishly

    DNFed. Because words used to express gay/sexuality and race irritated me. I don't care for the characters. And the writing is really haphazard. Nope....

  • Anjali (bookstersisters)

    I picked up this audiobook (provided by Libro.fm) on the recommendation of @zanyanomaly (on Instagram) . Sasha Masha is the coming of age story of Alex. It’s a short quick read but it kept me thinki...

  • Andy

    Thank you to Netgalley & Libro.FM for an ALC in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.Alex doesn't feel right in his body. He's never been able to put what he feels into words. But on...

  • alleah is inactive

    TW: use of homophobic slurs (they are only ever said by queer characters reclaiming them), transphobic comments (challenged)☆☆☆☆ | Relatable. Real. Raw.Sometimes you read a book, and there’s...

  • Grayson

    This book spoke to me on a very personal level. Sasha's feelings and self discovery felt so much like my own.I think this is a book for trans people. Reviews from cis people about this book said they ...

  • Elizabeth Turnbull

    Sasha Masha is a snapshot of a young person coming to terms with their identity. A story about how, without representation, education, and support, it can be difficult to find out who we truly are. A ...