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Birthday: A Novel | Meredith Russo
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One Day meets The Sun Is Also a Star in this unconventional love story by the award-winning author of If I Was Your Girl, Meredith Russo!
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mandi1082
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T W: Suicide, homophomophobia, death of a parent, transphobia, depression

I decided to listen to this audiobook and I don't know if that is what brought my rating down but I felt like I couldn't connect with the Characters. some parts of the story felt unrealistic. I know it somewhat of a Love Story but I didn't feel it. I did like the duo perspectives. I liked the friendship. I had a hard time getting through this book.

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alisonrose
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MY HEART!!! This was intensely beautiful & brave & uplifting and so much more. I love the way the author structured it, allowing us to grow along w/Eric & Morgan year after year. And watching Morgan struggle to be her true self, to let herself even consider it, to wrestle with turmoil & hope all at once, just hit me so hard. I‘d love to put this book in every trans kid‘s hands. But I also HIGHLY recommend it to everyone. Please read it. 5/5 🌟

sprainedbrain Yes! Great review of a great book. ❤️ 1mo
alisonrose @sprainedbrain 😊👍🏻 1mo
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alisonrose
Birthday: A Novel | Meredith Russo

I eat dirt a few times, but it‘s not like I haven‘t gotten my ass kicked before, and at least now I‘ve got a helmet, and the adults will step in if things get out of hand. Where were the adults before? How many of them stood up for me when people knocked things out of my hands, punched me in the stomach, spat on me, called me a f——?* And now they‘re cheering? I don‘t know who‘s more of a hypocrite - me or them.

Long live football.

alisonrose (*The word isn‘t censored in the book, but I chose to do so to avoid triggering anyone.) 1mo
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alisonrose
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...and my breath hiccups as I realize how big everything is, and how small we are, and how in the whole span from the first star, to the end of everything, this moment will never be seen again.

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alisonrose
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I really liked Meredith Russo‘s first book, and have heard nothing but wonderful things about this one. And of course my queer ass had to go for this U.K. paperback edition with the rainbow edges 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈 #nowreading

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sprainedbrain
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Love the format: we check in on lifelong best friends Morgan and Eric once per year on their shared birthday from age 13 to 18. It‘s heartbreaking and heartwarming, beautifully written YA that is not cringey, it‘s #lgbtq #ownvoices, and it‘s awesome.❤️

I recommend everyone read this important book, but if you can, listen to it! Not only is the audiobook well done, there is a great interview/discussion with the author at the end.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Zelma Meredith Russo? Yes, please! 2mo
sprainedbrain @Zelma I haven‘t read her first book (definitely plan to now!) but loved her interview! 2mo
Zelma @sprainedbrain oh, her first book is quite good. And her Acknowledgements at the end are everything! 1mo
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Book_yogi
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Soul crushing heart tugger.

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Shules4evr
Birthday: A Novel | Meredith Russo

One of my favorite books so far this year. #mbcreadathon #mbcfrogsread12

elyseh Entered! 3mo
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GondorGirl
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No big deal... just happy crying at my desk over the most perfect book ending ever! ❤😭🌈😭🌈😭❤

sprainedbrain Well you got my attention! 3mo
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MDodge
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Ok guys for the #hour42 #favoriteone challenge I can‘t pick! Can there be a tie?? 😂 I gave both of these 5 stars and they‘re so different I don‘t know how to compare them. But I loved them both so much!! #24in48

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MDodge
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I feel so weirdly in sync with the #24in48 challenges this time around. For the #hour18 #romance challenge, I just finished birthday (fun fact: I got this as a prize at a previous #24in48!) and am about to start fumbled. not sure if birthday is just a romance novel, it‘s also a coming of age story and ya, but it was so romantic! I didn‘t always read much romance, and mystery‘s always been my go-to genre. But recently I‘ve gotten into it more. 📚

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parasolofdoom
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Started tonight. Very excited, I loved If I Was Your Girl by this author about a trans teenaged girl moving in with her father to get a fresh start at a new school. This tackles M to F identity too, 13 year old Morgan knowing he should truly be a she and not knowing how to tell anyone

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BooksForEmpathy
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Beautifully and powerfully done, Meredith Russo. I loved her first book, and I loved this one even more. Definitely listen to it - there‘s an interview between the narrator and the author at the end!

Recently, a student I work with came out as transgender to me. It was emotional for me, and also for him, especially when he said that he liked telling me because I had a positive reaction. Like it wasn‘t guaranteed 💔. WE NEED TO DO BETTER.

MicheleinPhilly Oof. That‘s a punch to the gut. 😢 5mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig 💔 is right. 5mo
readordierachel Yes we do 5mo
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LaraReads
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My #motivation @wanderinglynn 💕🌺 When life is bringing me down, I put on my headphones & shut out the noise. I escape to some fictional world where everything is better. And then I try really hard to remember the beauty that exists in this one. It really can overcome the ugly!

Not keeping track of #bookfitnesschallenge points, but a much better fitness week than last, and still on track for book total! Thanks to all you #bfc-ers out there!

Chrissyreadit Your lilies are beautiful 🙌 6mo
BookwormAHN Nice job and your lilies are beautiful 👏🏻 6mo
Crazeedi Gorgeous flowers and photo! 6mo
wanderinglynn Wonderful motivation. Thanks for sharing! 💜 6mo
TheEllieMo Lilies are my favourite flower! Lovely picture, beautiful sentiment 6mo
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LaraReads
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“The truth is we are perfect.”

Yesterday was #realeaseday #bookmail delivery for me! So happy!

Then today I get home and read the latest unbelievable news to come out of this administration.

Y‘all, I‘m struggling. I just get so down with every new destruction of human rights that is thrown at us, and I feel so powerless lately to stop the wrecking ball of hate. I just keep thinking, if only people would read & open up their minds a little.

JaclynW I'm feeling the same. 👎👎 6mo
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Missusb
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