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Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit
Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit | Jaye Robin Brown
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Joanna meets the perfect girl for her and must decide whether to break a promise that could change everything for her and her family or lose out on love in this charming young adult romance thats perfect for fans of Julie Murphys Dumplin and Becky Albertallis Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. Joanna Gordon has been out and proud for years, but when her popular radio evangelist father remarries and decides to move all three of them from Atlanta to the more conservative Rome, Georgia, he asks Jo to do the impossible: to lie low for the rest of her senior year. And Jo reluctantly agrees. Although it is (mostly) much easier for Jo to fit in as a straight girl, things get complicated when she meets Mary Carlson, the oh-so-tempting sister of her new friend at school. But Jo couldnt possibly think of breaking her promise to her dad. Even if shes starting to fall for the girl. Even if theres a chance Mary Carlson might be interested in her, too. Right?
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Lovesbooks87
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Joanna is out and proud about being a lesbian until her dad remarries and moves them to a small town in Georgia. They ask Jo not to tell anyone that she is gay for the fear of what her new stepmothers parents may say. She agrees but that is until she meets Mary Carlson. She realizes that keeping her promise is going to become very hard! I loved how in the end her parents and all her friends were accepted her who who she was!

Lovesbooks87 This is my first book completed in the #24b4monday readathon! 6mo
Ashley_Nicoletto This book is amazing. 6mo
Bindrosbookshelf Sounds really good. I‘ve been meaning to get to it forever, thanks for reminding me 😊 6mo
Andrew65 Well done, going well. 👏 6mo
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teaa41
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Mehso-so

This month's book club pick was an entertaining, important. Having a lesbian protagonist who was also faithful was great and something I wish we saw more of. However, there was something about this book that bugged me. I don't know what (maybe her friend), but it kept me from loving it. I liked it, but not as much as I had hoped to.

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teaa41
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1) Tagged book (physical read) and Wildcard by Marie Lu (audiobook).

2) Fangirl / My Age of Anxiety

3) Sassafras trees

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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bookishkris
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I started reading this morning before a new-to-us church bbq. we are SO not church people but this church is reaching out to the queer community and one of M‘s card-playing friends and her wife are very involved, so we‘re going to try it out. And I think I volunteered to help watching kiddos in the nursery during services?

Anyway, I‘m loving this book, and Mary Carson especially.

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Bkwrm7
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Finally catching up on my stats for July. Vacation meant I got a little more read than I usually do in a month. 2 of the audiobooks I listened to were #Odyssey honors. Ebook breakdown: #hoopla 3, owned on my Nook 3, and #libby 1. Also 3 books had lgbtq romances as significant plot points. Runner up favorites were Leah on the Offbeat and A Study in Charlotte.

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Emsy
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Is this what it‘s like for straight people to read romance novels? This book was so much more awesome than I thought it would be, the plot developed beyond where I thought it would go which made this book SO much better!! #lesbian #queereeads

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Emsy
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New books!!

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Bkwrm7
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Pickpick

Loved this so much - such a sweet romance with some very tough choices for Joanna. It reminded me a little bit of If I Was Your Girl with the move to a smaller town and taking a step back in living openly and the power of friendship. What sets this one apart though was its faith angle. I so rarely see in books something so representative of my personal faith and it was refreshing to find it here. #tbrbingo

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Bkwrm7
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Thanks to the time change, I wake up sometime between 6 and 7 am here. I've been using that morning time to drink tea and read on the porch of the rented house we're sharing with a bunch of the wedding party and other guests. Yesterday the vog (volcanic fog) cleared enough for this beautiful pic of my view while reading. Started the tagged book this morning and I am hooked by Joanna and her dilemma.

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annkuch13
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This was touching and fun. It may be a tiny bit problematic since the premise is a queer girl being told go back in the closet for a year (though it is also pointed out that this is very wrong). But the overall message about acceptance and being true to you is good. And the romance is super cute.

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annkuch13
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jpmcwisemorgan

This link was shared with a geek group that I belong to in Austin. The creator of the site is a friend of someone in the group and she thought that we‘d like knowing about this database. I thought I‘d share it here. I recommend reading the disclaimer because it‘s gives important information about what‘s included and how to use the database. http://queercomicsdatabase.com

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broughtyoubooks
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This one was interesting. Some good queer girl love, but the premise was kind of absurd (a girl has to go back into the closet despite an accepting radio evangelist father...to appease his mother-in-law? Sort of?) But it has some really cute and indulgently cringey moments. Worth reading.

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broughtyoubooks
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@HOTPock3tt some cuter, queer women YA. I know Nina LaCour is worth reading (You Know Me Well is some good stuff) and I'm about to start Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit myself. Just for some more recommendations.

HOTPock3tt @broughtyoubooks Thank you!!! 🤗 ❤️ I was going to ask you for more recommendations!! 🤣 2y
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Downtonabbeyroad394
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pop sugar reading challenge #22 Georgia peaches and other forbidden fruit-lgbtq book

faelinwolf This is the book I'm planning to use for this prompt too! 😄 2y
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bookwrm526
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I love a snow day! This was the third book I was able to finish up today. I am not a person of faith, so this wasn‘t a book I would typically read or enjoy, but I‘m so very glad that this message of love and acceptance is out there for people of faith who are struggling with their own sexuality, or to accept someone in their lives who is different. I grew up in a small town near this giant peach.

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Ashley_Nicoletto
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Finally finished this one on my road trip. Adorbs. I loved loved loved this book. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

MicheleinPhilly YES!!!! Me too!!! 2y
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Ashley_Nicoletto
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Sorry, just currently obsessed with my food and this book. 🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️

Laalaleighh I'm also obsessed with your food. It looks so good. 2y
kylienoele I second @Laalaleighh 's comment. Dinner party anyone?? 2y
Ashley_Nicoletto @Laalaleighh it was delicious. A piece of rice tried to escape down my wind pipe and kill me I was eating so fast, but I won that battle. 😂😂😂 2y
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Laalaleighh Ooh yes. That would be a killer dinner party @kylienoele @Ashley_Nicoletto 2y
Ashley_Nicoletto @kylienoele Yes, girl! Come on by. Chicken and green beans for everyone. 😂😘 2y
kylienoele But seriously, we should have a dinner party! 😂😉 @Laalaleighh @Ashley_Nicoletto 2y
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Ashley_Nicoletto
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Cooking and starving. Anyone else snack while they make dinner? 🤷🏻‍♀️

MrBook Me!!! 🙋🏼‍♂️ I pop a few tots along the way. 🤷🏼‍♂️🙈 2y
Ashley_Nicoletto @MrBook Sometimes I eat all the tots before the rest is done. 🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️ Tots are my weakness. 2y
MrBook #KindredSpirits! 😆😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 2y
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OrangeMooseReads 🙋🏼🙋🏼 2y
JillR Always. And then I'm not hungry 🙈🙊 2y
kspenmoll Always! With a glass of wine at times as well! 2y
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Ashley_Nicoletto
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Things I'd like to do today:

Stay right here and finish this book
Go to the gym
Eat snacks and drink coffee

Things I have to do today: everything else.

Bookcation74 Happy Monday 😕 2y
coffeenebula Same 😕 2y
hermyknee I'm right there with ya. I do not want to go to work today. 2y
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britt_brooke 😬 2y
Cinfhen 🤣😂🤣 2y
kate_reads This book is so cute 😊 2y
Ashley_Nicoletto @katekrug It really is. Loving it! 2y
Ashley_Nicoletto @hermyknee Samsies. I wish sometimes that I was disgustingly rich so I could stay home whenever I wanted. My bank account hasn't heard my wishes yet. 😂😒 2y
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Ashley_Nicoletto
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I adore this gorgeous weather. 🖤

#booksandlunch

Jess7 Pretty cover! 2y
GA_Bookworm07 Is this book any good? It caught my eye since im from the peach state 2y
Ashley_Nicoletto @penpal1016 It is! I'm only 50 pages into it, but I'm definitely intrigued. I've seen quite a few great reviews for it recently. Check it out! 2y
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MicheleinPhilly
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The pressure is off! 🙌🏼

Ashley_Nicoletto Nice work!! 🎉🎉🎉 2y
RebL 🙌🏼📚🏅 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome!!! 👍🏻💕 2y
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Suelizbeth Good for you!! 🎉🎉🎊🎊📚📚❤️❤️ 2y
julesG 👏👏🎉🎉🎊 2y
HardcoverHearts Congrats!! 2y
TrishB Well done 🎉🎉 2y
Jas16 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 2y
Litlady Woo hoo‼️ 👏🤘👍🍻🎉 2y
PurpleyPumpkin Good for you, congrats! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽75 is my challenge too, but I'm not quite there yet. Almost... 2y
merelybookish Nice! 2y
DivineDiana Yay! 👏🏻📚👏🏻📚🎉 2y
LauraBeth Overachiever! 2y
MicheleinPhilly @LauraBeth You can still be the valedictorian. I don't like public speaking. 2y
LauraBeth 👩‍🎓 2y
irre 🎉🎉👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Bookzombie Yay! 👏🏻👏🏻⭐️⭐️ 2y
Suet624 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 2y
Lmstraubie 👏👏👏👏👊 2y
LauraBrook Well done! 👏🏼👏🏼🤘🏼🤘🏼 2y
LeahBergen Whoa! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
rohit-sawant Congrats! 🎉 2y
Cinfhen Woohoo 🙌🏻 💚💚🎉 2y
britt_brooke Excellent!! 👏🏻 2y
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MicheleinPhilly
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This book is adorable and I can't put it down. Two dogs are destroying my house and I'm all, "Glad you two are having fun. Can you go destroy the other couch? I'm reading on this one. Thanks."

Ashley_Nicoletto I have this checked out for the library! Glad you think it's great! 2y
LauraBeth This was the last book I read aloud to my mom 😀❤️ 2y
MicheleinPhilly @Ashley_Nicoletto I read maybe 3 YA books a year. This one is giving me all the feels. 2y
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specklife
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LOVED reading Jo's tale of moving to a small town, BACK into the closet (?!), and finally finding love.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

PurpleyPumpkin I just finished this myself and really enjoyed it!👍🏽 2y
specklife Right?!?! 2y
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ruthemmielang
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Just cracked this one open (which I'm loving so far) and I realized it also fits today's prompt (Small Towns) for the #BeastsGiveawayChallenge ! If you want to play, post your Small Town book with the hashtag, or scroll down in my feed to see upcoming prompts!

MidnightBookGirl I legit love this book! 2y
Dragon Just bought the iBook, glad to hear it's a good read 👍🐉 2y
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PurpleyPumpkin
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Finished this ebook in fairly quick fashion although it wasn't a short book. I found myself swiftly drawn into Joanna's world which became oh so complicated after she made a hard-to-keep promise to her father. Read for the @bookriot #readharderchallenge and the #litsybingo challenge. 4/5⭐️

TheBookAddict Such a wonderful #YA book. Yep, it grabs you and doesn't let go until you're done reading it. 2y
PurpleyPumpkin @TheBookAddict I really enjoyed it! I ended up reading most of it on Saturday. I just didn't want to stop. 😉 2y
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BookishJess
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Both on sale today for $1.99 💸 I heard about Georgia Peaches on the All the Books podcast (I think?) and immediately added it to my #TBR. It will fit for the YA/MG book by LGBTQ+ author for the #readharder challenge. #ebookdeals #kindle

swishandflick I snagged those too!! 2y
TheBookAddict Yep, Georgia Peaches is a really good YA book. It was recommended to me by @Liberty and I know that she also talked about it on the podcast. You should read it! 2y
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Ashley_Nicoletto
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If you give a girl a library card...

🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️

Dont mind the hot pink towel. I keep it in the car just in case for Bailey girl.

Cinfhen Niiiiiice 💕💕 2y
L_auren Eek two of my favorites of the year at the bottom there 2y
Bookcation74 Ohh they all look you are the first to take them out too! 2y
Ashley_Nicoletto @Bookcation74 😍 I know!! I was so excited. I'm pretty sure most of them are new. 2y
Ashley_Nicoletto @L_auren I'm so excited to read them! 2y
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PurpleyPumpkin
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💝💞💖

UwannaPublishme 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 2y
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AshleyS
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I really liked this one and all the characters. It's sweet and cute. I did feel like a lot of the conflict could have been easily taken care of just by talking, but it didn't bother me. 3rd book of the month, I just may be able to catch up to my goodreads challenge if I keep this pace up.

Hoopiefoot I've been stalking this book for ages and was so excited to see it for $1.99 on Kindle today! 2y
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MicheleinPhilly
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SUPER SALE ALERT!

LauraBeth I loved this! ❤️ 2y
swishandflick Nice, this is on my TBR! Thanks for the heads up 😄 2y
saresmoore Yay! 2y
Cinfhen Great price 2y
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amandareadsandwrites
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#amreading #currentlyreading

I love the voice in this book so far! I can't wait to spend more time diving in this weekend. ❤📚

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amandareadsandwrites
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I get to be part of a reading with these three lovely authors at #outwrite2017! I'm so excited, and their books are high on my TBR, so I've read them before the festival. 😍

What books are y'all excited for this weekend?

#diverseladybookproject

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Branwen
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I didn't know how much I needed this book until I started reading it. ♡♡♡

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Well-ReadNeck
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#junebookbugs #sweet

What's sweeter than a Georgia Peach? 😉

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Bloomingjen
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I just read this for #readharder2017. It was a cute story - a little too "preachy" YA for me but it is a YA book with a good message.

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LauraBeth
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️While cleaning out my mom's home, we found that she had written out her funeral arrangements. My fiercely devout, old-school Southern Baptist mama (who has never been north of the Mason Dixon line) instructed that her best friend for the past 55 years, who happens to be gay, sit with the family at her funeral. Like literally, that's her last written request. That is how she has defined Christianity to me.

irre 💕💕 3y
saresmoore Just beautiful. 3y
KarenUK 💗💗💗 3y
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LectricSheep Awesome. We need more people like your mom in the world. 3y
britt_brooke ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
AJBowers ❤❤❤👏👏👏 3y
Bookzombie 💗💗💗 3y
Books_Wine_Repeat 💗💗💗💗 3y
BookishBeth ❤️ 3y
sprainedbrain ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
Suet624 Smooches and hugs to that mom of yours for this request. 3y
emilyhaldi 💛 3y
AmyG Love is what it's all about. And kindness. 3y
TrishB Amazing 💗 x 3y
Cinfhen 💓💓💓beautiful to see the strength in our parents 3y
DebinHawaii That is so beautiful to hear. Hugs. 💜💜💜 3y
UwannaPublishme Gotta love your Mom. She is such an inspiration to all of us. 🤗💕 3y
Lmstraubie Your mom is such a beautiful person. 💕💕💕 3y
Megabooks So beautiful!! 💕💕💕💕💕 3y
lamaman2boys 💙💗💙 3y
ValerieAndBooks 💖💖💖 3y
KaatjeH 💖 3y
SaraFair What a great witness for her friend- 3y
TheBookHippie 😭💗Beautiful. That is what love is. 3y
tpixie So sweet! what a great friend! 3y
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LauraBeth
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Coffee time 👍☕️💆

EvieBee 😆 3y
DebinHawaii 😆👍💜 3y
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CrinolineDream Love it! 😄 3y
vivastory Haha 3y
[DELETED] 206653737 That's awesome! 😆 3y
Lmstraubie Awesome!! 😂😂😂 3y
Pelican71 Love it 😁😂 3y
kyraleseberg As a GA peach... I NEEEEEEEED this!! 😍😂 3y
LeahBergen 😂😂 3y
LauraBrook Love this so much!!! 3y
KarenUK Love it 😍💕👍 3y
CouronneDhiver Omg! 😂 3y
WhatDeeReads 😍 3y
asiriusreader 😂😂😂 3y
UwannaPublishme Too funny! 😂😂😂 3y
TNbookworm ❤❤ 3y
rustoryhuf All GRITS need a SLUTS mug. Bless your ❤️ 3y
vicgreentoriafield I need to find this mug, it's amazing. 3y
Cinfhen BEST MUG EVER💕☕️ 3y
britt_brooke 😆😆😆 3y
MyNamesParadise I screenshotted that!! 3y
SaraFair Lol!! 3y
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WhatDeeReads
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I gobbled up this angsty YA rom com. Read it all in a day. I loved the characters. It is a wee bit overly optimistic, but that was exactly what I was hoping to find. Particularly loved the emphasis on making room for people of queer identities within spaces of faith. Personal mission of mine.

I really hope the author has plans to write more about the other characters in this "world."

Lastly, made me miss Georgia.

#QueerBooks

LauraBeth This is a great review - I'm hoping to read this one before the end of May. 3y
WhatDeeReads @LauraBeth Thank you! I really did love it. I think it's a very important perspective. I hope you enjoy it. 3y
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WhatDeeReads

This book is a visceral reminder of not just how high school is the worst, but that blended families are also the worst and that high school and blended families simultaneously might as well be hell on Earth.

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WhatDeeReads
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Gonna hold on to the light in the world via light and adorable YA, or at least that's the plan. We'll see how it goes.

#CurrentReads #QueerBooks

Louise Not a bad plan! 🤓💕 3y
8little_paws I gotta read this by Saturday! It's my book club discussion book. 3y
BestOfFates Such a great book! 3y
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WhatDeeReads @Louise I'm trying. Gotta avoid the swirling vortex of sadness somehow. 3y
WhatDeeReads @8little_paws Oh really! I'm enjoying it, but it is really not your kind of book. I hope it works for you. 3y
WhatDeeReads @BestOfFates I'm enjoying it so far. 3y
Louise @Lucky_LaDee Add a glass of red wine and a bar of chocolate for peak unswirling of said vortex. 😉👑 3y
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KatyAliceReads
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I feel like I've hit a YA wall. 😓This one just doesn't do anything for me...

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KatyAliceReads
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My #YApril lineup! What are you reading for YApril?

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HippieChickHomeschool
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The book seller teased me about cleaning out the diverse reads shelf. (There were more, but my daughter ran off with them before I could take a picture) When We Was Fierce is going back because I've since learned of the controversy over the language and it not being #ownvoices.

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emilyglaser
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Pickpick

Fab! Very YA. Coming out/coming-of-age, high school friendships/relationships. Big city to small town. Moderately heavy on faith and Christianity (her dad is a pastor, after all), but in a realistic and easygoing way that recognizes inner struggles and hypocrisy as a part of the landscape of religion. Super sweet romance. Definite recommend.