Kind of disliked the protagonist. Found him immature; I liked his boyfriend so much more.
We gave my daughter our couch and loveseat so I‘m getting all of the kitty love 🐾❤️ they keep looking around for their lounging spot!
I hope everyone had a great weekend!! 🏻❤️
Tori Spring‘s just trying to get through high school when she comes across the mysterious Solitaire. Michael Holden joins in on her search to unmask Solitaire.
I really liked the voice for the audiobook b/c it‘s the girl that‘s casted as Tori in the show Heartstopper. This one did have a darker tone compared to Heartstopper; maybe that‘s why it‘s not my reading vibe. Also, the mystery was kind of obvious.
This was a wild, strange read. It took me a while to sink into what was happening. I think the terror-filled, apocalyptic, other-worldly weekend away resonated with me in the end as an excellent metaphor for what it can feel like when queer people of many stripes are in extended situations when they have to pretend to be something they aren‘t and accept all manner of uncomfortable and inappropriate situations to survive. Was this over the top? ⬇️
Book # 4 for #24in24. This made me sad. I hate when kids are the victims of adult bigotry. We follow Rose Darling a 20yo member of The Kingdom of the Pine religion. Their claim to fame is Camp Damascus, a conversion camp with major results. It‘s funny because most of the book doesn‘t even take place there but it is no less compelling. Rose Darling starts to see scary apparitions and throws up mayflies every so often. What could be wrong? Pick!
What happens to young women whose adolescent sexuality is controlled, whose bodies‘ every movement is surveilled? Exit strategies and maps. We draw them up and go over the routes. We try the exits sometimes, at our own peril, too, because it‘s worth it to know that exiting could work. This would be like someone pulling open an exit door on an in-flight plane just to make sure it worked.
[strange to read this passage after seeing news above]