I can’t stop thinking about the fact that I got to watch the entire Monchele love story unfold. I saw Cory and Lea meet and falling in love, everyone encouraging them to be together because we clearly saw the spark and that there was something special between them. I saw them sneaking around and freaked out over the tweets of sightings and lea talking about the tall, handsome, Canadian with the tribal arm band. I saved all the photos of them holding hands shopping, at airports, at the amazing Canuks match, and cried when Cory said “of course” when Ellen asked if they were a couple. I paused and rewatched all the interviews of Cory lovingly rubbing her leg and Lea looking up at him with her eyes GLOWING. I took very fond note of everytime they uttered the words ‘boyfriend’ or ‘girlfriend’. And I mourned with Lea when we lost him. I genuinely got to watch two people I adore fall in love and experience a love story. I watched a couple form based upon true love, and I watched a woman pick herself up and carry him in her heart everywhere she goes. I am so thankful that Cory Monteith and Lea Michele loved each other and allowed me to be a part of that.
Some Assembly Required: The Not-So-Secret Life of a Transgender Teen by Arin Andrews
Luna by Julie Anne Peters
Alex As Well by Alyssa Brugman
Being Emily by Rachel Gold
Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family by Amy Ellis Nutt
Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out
Almost Perfect by Brian Katcher
Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir by Liz Prince
I Am J by Cris Beam
I am Jazz by Jessica Herthel & Jazz Jennings
Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen by Jazz Jennings
Sex Is a Funny Word: A Book About Bodies, Relationships, and You
by Cory Silverberg
Parrotfish by Ellen Wittlinger
Happy Families by Tanita S. Davis
Rethinking Normal: A Memoir in Transition
by Katie Rain Hill
The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson
Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kirstin Cronn-Mills
Tip - if you’re unable to purchase these books, try Googling any of these with “PDF” and you may be able to find it online for free. Also try going to your local library to see if they have any of these books. A number of these books are aimed at kids/kid friendly too.
In my opinion, it should have been Lea, Chris, Jenna, Amber, and Kevin doing the Ellen appearance
They were the original five New Directions members. Obviously if Cory was alive, he’d be included, but they should have been the ones at Ellen discussing the series because they were the basis of the series in the first place.
“I was so happy, he’s such a private person. I literally lived everyday of my life feeling like the luckiest girl in the whole world. I just thought he was the greatest man. And at that moment, that memory… It just meant so much to me." (x)