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Tell Me How You Really Feel
Tell Me How You Really Feel | Aminah Mae Safi
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HeathersReadingHideaway
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[#BookReview] Tell Me How You Really Feel by Aminah Mae Safi. This was such an amazing enemies to lovers story about a lesbian couple and I am so glad I picked it up. Rachel and Sana go through so much personal character development and I absolutely loved seeing that growth while reading. I highly recommend this one!

https://heathersreadinghideaway.blogspot.com/2020/02/book-review-tell-me-how-you...

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Mindelan
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I love going to my local library. It‘s the only place in my suburb I consistently see other people who read as queer. And even if I didn‘t see them, I‘d know they‘re around because they are always on top of cool queer new releases I find out about through other Littens! I had a stressful medical week(just-to-be-careful mandatory ER visit, everything was fine), and I‘m looking forward to reading in a bath while this little goober knocks things in.

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Soscha
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The threads of this story came a bit unraveled towards the end but I still enjoyed it. It‘s a very LA tale both with the locales & ethnic callbacks. I kept thinking Harvard-Westlake as the stand-in prep school because how many schools have a film department?

I admit this book did make me a little sad as my inner little girl always wanted the opportunity to grow up in this environment & with these opportunities.

#24B4Monday #SummersEndReadathon

Andrew65 Sounds a good start. 👏👏👏 6mo
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Soscha
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Lineup for the #SummersEndReadathon starting tomorrow. Lots of ARCs (which I don‘t log on here tbh) & some playing catch-up.

Clwojick This stack looks awesome! Can‘t wait to see what you think of that Camilla Way novel. I believe I have that on my #TBR 6mo
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DyAnne
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dedication page 💗

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LouBeth
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This is not the first time in this book that people over 30 are referenced to as "the olds". ?
Clearly I'm not the target audience.

StayCurious How old is the author I wonder? 6mo
Zelma I can‘t find an answer but she looks young. 6mo
readingjedi I'm not sure if I find that offensive or hilarious! 6mo
Stacypatrice She would be referring to a group of me as “The Graveyard Walking Crypts.” 6mo
BookFreakOut I'm 28 and I imagine I'll be as unpolished in my 30s as I am now! 😆 6mo
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LouBeth
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Book_yogi
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Panpan

This is a hate to love story based on a misunderstanding where, in their freshman year, Rachel thinks Sana asked her out as a prank. Unfortunately, the characters are two dimensional with a storyline written so I don‘t care about them. Yes the cover is lovely and provides a great picture of Rachel and Sana, but a cover can‘t carry the entirety of a book. In the end, we as readers are left disappointed, with a forgettable story.

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alisonrose
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I wanted to adore this, and I did enjoy it well enough, but it wasn‘t the amazing experience for me that it was for some. Cute & sweet at times, but the writing was rough on a technical level, repeated names and unnatural dialogue. Enemies-to-lovers trope was not fleshed out, felt thin & rushed. I like a queer story where no one has to struggle w/it, and the filming parts & Sana going for her dream were good. But overall I just wanted more. 3/5 ⭐️

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alisonrose
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I am generally enjoying this book (although jeez, I‘m almost halfway through and these girls still haven‘t progressed beyond where the relationship was at the start) but the writing is an issue, particularly the author‘s overuse of names. No reason at all why Rachel‘s name had to be used three times here. It should have just been the first mention and then pronouns after that. This is consistent throughout and I‘m wondering where the editor was...

Texreader I normally prefer reusing the name for clarity. But I agree with you here. It would have been clear with the pronouns and instead the use of the name slows the flow. Hmmm 7mo
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alisonrose
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QUEER GIRL ROMANCE YAY!! Also, I mean, an F/F love story with two characters of color on the cover looking all lovey-dovey? Yes, please.

rachelsbrittain It's so so so good! 7mo
LeahBergen Happy Birthday! 📚📚 7mo
alisonrose @LeahBergen thanks!! 7mo
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rachelsbrittain
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An absolute gem of a book, ispired by Rory Gilmore & Paris Geller. Sana & Rachel have been "enemies" ever since Sana tried to ask the new girl out & Rachel assumed this gorgeous girl could only be doing it as a joke. But now Rachel needs Sana as the lead in her student film which means the two are forced to spend time together. Witty banter, enemies to lovers, & general adorableness ensues. Head over heels in love with this one.

5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

readordierachel Sounds awesome! 8mo
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rachelsbrittain
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Pretty much my ideal way to spend the weekend with @sebrittain

HOTPock3tt ♥️♥️📚 8mo
JaclynW Looks perfect! 8mo
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rachelsbrittain
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These two 😍😍

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rachelsbrittain
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Holidays as they're meant to be 😊

britt_brooke Perfect!! 8mo
Bklover ❤️ 8mo
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rachelsbrittain
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Already so in love with this one (no surprise) AND one of the characters shares my name which doesn't happen all that often

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rachelsbrittain
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Hoping to get to some good (and much anticipated) ones this month 📚

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KatyAliceReads
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Can this book get anymore AU Gilmore Girls fanfictiony? I mean I don‘t hate it, but... Sana is basically queer Rory Gilmore...

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Chasingmermaids
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Lived up to the hype. If you want something with Gilmore girls vibes, this is perfect for you even better you get a satisfying ending where the show never did give you. Plus diverse and is a queer love story. Loved every second of this story.

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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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Parts of this #YA I loved, and others I feel iffy about. Two seniors at a fancy prep school, one a future doctor with rich grandparents and a "have-to-be-perfect-daughter" complex and the other a scholarship recepient and filmmaker with a huge chip on her shoulder. Loved: enemies-to-lovers, sometimes unlikable girls, and ethnic/religious diversity. Didn't love: rushed ending and how the author seemed to deliberately avoid the words gay/lesbian/etc

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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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Airplane read today! #QueerBooks #YA #LGBTQBooks #GayYA

rachelsbrittain So excited to read this one! 9mo
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kate_reads
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Very good things. #bookmail 👭👬

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rachelsbrittain
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Ahh the cover for Aminah Mae Safi's new book 😍😍 I loved Not The Girls You're Looking For so I can't wait to read this one!

Broke_Girl_Reads Holy #queerbooks this is the gayest cover I‘ve ever seen! I love it! 1y
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