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This Is Kind of an Epic Love Story
This Is Kind of an Epic Love Story | Kheryn Callender
43 posts | 29 read | 35 to read
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Sarahreadstoomuch
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Mehso-so

Some cute parts to this queer romance, but not a fan of all the cheating going on. Also, didn‘t quite understand some of the secondary characters-not well developed at all. BUT it is a queer romance between bi boy and a deaf boy, and the love story has nothing to do with that. They just are who they are and I really liked that. #bbrc #teenangst #sagaapproved #readmyowndamnbooks

LibrarianRyan Yeahhh 3mo
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Sarahreadstoomuch
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Um, this is a little strange!

Megabooks 🤣🤣 3mo
Eyelit 🤔 🤷🏻‍♀️ 😂 3mo
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suzisteffen
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Been trying to get ahold of this one for a while. Starting it on the bus to Portland for a Portland Thorns game. 🙂😍🌹⚽️ #audiobook #hoopladigital 🎧 #YA

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That-Bookish-Hiker
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Mehso-so

A seriously cute story about first loves. I really enjoyed the characters except for one. Nate‘s best friend and ex gf really annoyed me. She just wasn‘t a really great friend. Besides that it‘s was great to see Nat grow through out the story. His relationship with Oliver is so cute!!!

⭐️⭐️⭐️

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jerra
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LOVE this book so far. Only on chapter two, so I‘ll see how it goes, but it starts off strong.

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sneha02desai
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Mehso-so

Ok

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Book_yogi
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Mehso-so

I have been immersed in this genre lately and enjoying all its nuances. 3.5 stars. The book has a lot of area of mild cheating which for me, lessens the book a bit. Every major and secondary character cheats in some way, which is ok, but it did lower the impact of the story for me. I really liked Oliver James and adding his being deaf only added to the fullness of his character.

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TheBookAddict
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Pickpick

Enjoyed this #YA #QPoC read. I usually don‘t read romance, but I liked this one. I couldn‘t stop reading so I didn‘t go to bed until 4am this morning 🤦🏽‍♀️. I liked that it was natural and normal to be queer in Bird‘s community. It wasn‘t about the turmoil of Bird accepting who he was, it was about him coming to terms with the unpredictability of life, of him letting himself love and be loved, and coming to terms with loss. #diversereads

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Nitpickyabouttrains
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Mehso-so

A pretty standard ya. It follows a ton of tropes. But still cute and quick.

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TracyReadsBooks
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Calendar alert! It‘s the 5th year of the Chicago Young Adult Book Festival. This is a great event with author panels & book signings and, new to the festival this year, writing workshops!!! Best of all, it‘s FREE!!! If you‘re in Chicago April 6th, you should definitely stop by.

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GondorGirl
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Pickpick

This was a sweet, lighter YA book with a romance between two queer PoC boys, one of whom is deaf. And the drama in the story has nothing to do with any of those things!

Seriously! There's so much representation here and none of it seems forced. And the main character is just so perfectly flawed and makes some really bad decisions. The end doesn't wrap everything up in a neat little package- it's messy, just like life. 😍😍😍

#DiverseReads

ravenlee I love when YA has characters who are diverse, but the story is its own thing. You know, like in the real world, when someone might be gay or black or have a disability and it doesn‘t affect EVERYTHING about their lives. 9mo
GondorGirl @ravenlee Yes! While sometimes the story is truly about race or gender or orientation (and those stories are important) sometimes it's nice to remember that people shouldn't be defined by those things. 9mo
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CoffeeNBooks
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Pickpick

I've been wanting to read this for awhile, and I'm so glad I finally did! I think there's something relatable about each of the characters. #BookRiotReadHarderChallenge2019: novel by a trans or nonbinary author

CoffeeNBooks @Lovesbooks87- Thank you, again, for donating books to my classroom library so I can borrow them to read! The great thing is, when I tell all of my classes about this book tomorrow, someone will check it out, and others will put their name on the waiting list for it. Also, Amazon will be delivering a birthday present to you on Friday- it might be in 2 separate packages. 🎉🎂🎉 9mo
Lovesbooks87 @CoffeeNBooks yay! I am so glad that you enjoyed it. It makes me happy to know that your students and you are enjoying all the books that I send. Thank you for thinking of me. I will be on the look out for it! Like I said I already have started saving more books for you! 😊 9mo
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CoffeeNBooks
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I tried to listen to the audiobook of this at the dentist's office this morning, but it was too distracting and I couldn't pay attention to the book. So I'm finally getting to read it, while Smoky T. Bones keeps me company. #catsoflitsy #BookRiotReadHarderChallenge2019

Dragon 😻 9mo
Leftcoastzen Lovely kitty! 9mo
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TheEmpress
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1. This is Kind of an Epic Love Story and This Savage Song. 2. Rhysand and Feyre 3. The Kiss Thief #weekendreads @rachelsbrittain @elyseh @Stephaniereads1

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Susannah
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Mehso-so

This was nothing like an epic love story. ⭐️⭐️

BibliOphelia That is a winning one-sentence review!! 😂👍 9mo
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elyseh
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I'm done!! I'm throwing in the towel! I only got 16 hours in the #24in48 readathon!! I finished the 3 books! How are you doing??? Are you going to make the 24???

Mollyanna You did great! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 10mo
elyseh Thank you @mollya!!! How are you doing in it?? 10mo
StephBengtson Amazing! Great work! 🙌🏻 10mo
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parttimedomestic Wonderful job! 🎉🎉 10mo
Shibbyfruitfly Great job! I just hit 24 and am having a celebratory mug of cocoa! 10mo
elyseh @Shibbyfruitfly Congratulations!!! That's awesome! 10mo
biblio_ginger 16 hours is awesome! Congrats! 😄😄😄 10mo
hes7 Nice! 🎉 10mo
Librarybelle Great job! 10mo
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elyseh
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Mehso-so

Finished book 2 in the #24in48 Readathon!!!
I thought it was cute and good I gave it 3 stars! ⭐⭐⭐

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KennethTolesJr
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I drove in the snow across town today. I braved the dangers of many idiot drivers in Rockford, IL. I had my cold hands on 10 and let us not forget 2. I kept my sore neck and head on a swivel as I traversed the known unknowns of the treacherous winter beaten path. But we managed to make it back alive and well, with @TheBookAddict 's #libraryhaul

#librarybookhaul
#listyloveslibraries
#fortheloveofbooks
#bookaddiction
#bookaddictproblems

vivastory That's dedication! 10mo
KennethTolesJr @vivastory Sure is!! Lol 10mo
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sprainedbrain The things we do for books! 😂 10mo
Kaye That deserves some type of Award 🥇 🏆Good for you ! 10mo
KennethTolesJr @sprainedbrain Right! Lol I didn't even try to tell her no. Just got up and drove. @kaye She cooked me dinner! I'll take that as a reward anytime. Lol 10mo
LibrarianRyan I get it. I really do. The roads are not much better down in central IL 10mo
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elyseh
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Ready to start the #24in48 readathon!!!!

elyseh @Bookhoarder32 I've been dying to read it! 10mo
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Tianareadslgbt
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Mehso-so

3/5 “Maybe the ending isn‘t even really the point. Just as long as there was a happy somewhere along the way.” I loved the cute m/m teen fluff but I felt there was a major lack of character depth. After finishing this almost 300 page book I felt as though I didn‘t know much about the characters, almost as if they were assigned one character flaw each and then the character development was abandoned. But ultimately it was still worth the read.

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PatienceFortitude
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Date night. We‘re reading different books

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Peddler410
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Pickpick

This was #huggable ! My favorite part...the realness of the characters. They were jerks sometimes, what high school kid isn‘t? I loved the messy journey of Bird and Ollie.

The ending was satisfying but I would definitely read a sequel. And ...

I want to see this at the movie theater.

#yalgbtq2019 #yaPOC2019 #huggable

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Peddler410
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114 pages in and I‘m really loving this story .... and I don‘t do romance. BUT ... LBTGQ, POC, Deaf — ASL! I‘m ALL IN, even though I am not a part of any of those communities. I just like widening my world view.

All that said....Bird is making me want to throw this book across the room! But that‘s okay, his character is written very real.

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Peddler410
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Forgot my book at home so I‘m starting this one I purchased at B&B yesterday — it was 50% off, how could I NOT buy it!?

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Sharpeipup
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Shay1097

Maybe the way you love changes from person to person.

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Shay1097

I‘m realizing it doesn‘t really matter if we have a happy ending or not. We‘re happy right now. That‘s the important part, right.

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Shay1097
Pickpick

This was overall a really great read. I really enjoyed where the story went as well as the characters progression. I think that Bird is a a really realistic character with some huge flaws, which I really enjoyed. Not very often do you read characters that are so real! I also really enjoyed the message that every love story is an epic love story. See full review on my new blog. https://i-like-big-books.weebly.com

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holarosarita
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Children! You just rubbed off on each other! You HAD SEX. Stop freaking out about whether you‘re going to or not! That ship has SAILED.

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holarosarita

All of these children are assholes who don‘t respect anyone else‘s relationship or feelings.

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holarosarita
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Non-binary author. Neat!

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kathytrithardt
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Fantastic, loved the rep and the journey.

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glitterkitty459
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3.5/5 ⭐ A fun and diverse contemporary read ?? #diversereads #romance #contemporary

Update on the snow here in Richmond; we were supposed to get 3-6" and it ended up being more like 8"+ ?❄️?️☃️

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BookHoarder32
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"Sounds to me like you're making up a lot of it in your head before it's even happened."

I relate so much to this.

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MandaMT
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Pickpick

This one is similar to Albertalli and Silvera‘s work, centering on two adorably smitten boys. It‘s chalked full of high school angst; complicated friendships with romantic entanglements, personal insecurities as the primary obstacle to getting together, and stupidly early curfews. Lots of representation with POC and LGBT characters. One of the boys is also deaf. It gets pretty steamy at points. Very sex positive... and very descriptive.

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MandaMT
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One of many adorable lines in this book.

RaimeyGallant lol 11mo
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WanderingBookaneer
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Lovesbooks87
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Pickpick

This was a cute rom-com about Nate who is trying to figure out who he likes. His best friend from childhood moves back after 5 years and Nate starts to have feeling for Oliver. They work together to figure out how they both feel and have to work together to make their relationship work. This is an important book for both teenagers and adults as it explores a queer relationship with people of color. I wish I could know more about Nate and Oliver!

Andrew65 Going well, good luck for the final day. 😊👍👏 12mo
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WanderingBookaneer
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Enjoying this YA Romance about a young man who is figuring out who he is, who he wants to be, and who he wants to love.

Jennick2004 Love that quote 12mo
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tholmz
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Pickpick

It‘s really important that youth (and adults!) get stories written by and about queer people of color. This book was warm and fuzzy and sweet but is so much more than that.

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marineko
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Pickpick

On the one hand, this book is your basic romcom, so it may not be everyone's cup of tea. On the other, it is so rare to find a romcom with QPoC characters and have the angsty middle bit NOT be about their identities for a change, which I find very refreshing. Also, I like romcoms and this one is pretty cute :)

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marineko
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Opening a new book, and I see this dedication ❤️

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