Couldn‘t get into it much
A story about unexpected friendship, romance, and Texas-size girl power. Millie Michalchuk has gone to fat camp every year since she was a little girl. Not this year. This year she has new plans to chase her secret dream of being a newscaster—and to kiss the boy she's crushing on.
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Eliza Raine, the orphaned daughter of a white East India Company surgeon and his Indian common law wife, carefully follows the rules at her boarding school until Anne Lister arrives and changes her life forever. Alternating between her 14 year old POV and letters from the adult Eliza, this is a heartbreaking and poignant depiction of first love in a world of restrictions. Definitely read the afterword for the true story behind the novel.
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I can see why this book has good reviews. Overall an enjoyable book, covering the relationship between 2 people over a period of time. Both are normal people with issues of own to deal with along with the relationship. You end up caring for both of them, but also question some of their actions, even become frustrated by them. I‘d like a follow-up book 5 years on to find out what happens to them.
This was gorgeously written but very sad, made all the more so when you realize Eliza Raine's story is true. Set in the early 1800s, it follows Eliza, an Anglo-Indian orphan, and the now-famous queer icon Anne Lister, as they meet at boarding school when they are 14 and fall in love. The book is meticulously researched, with fascinating and excruciating details about being a young woman of colour in England at the time. Heavy, but beautiful.