Queer young adult fiction is my favorite. This book was lovely, fun and cute.
This was a freaking adorable book. Reminded me of my trip to France when I was a teenager and how much it meant to me and my developing identity.
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I am loving this history of Milicent Patrick.
So excited to start this.
The arrival of women, of half of humanity to culture, is one of the greatest revolutions of our era of revolutions.
Fascinating to learn about deathcare around the world. I wanted more, I'm sure there are other stories from other cultures to tell.
I resolved to read poetry this year and man, I picked a great place to start. I'm glad this is assigned reading, I might have to buy it to read again. People need to work so much harder to dismantle our racist society. We need to read these books so we see what consequences our actions have.
I can't stop. Even though it's so tragic.
I think I'm about to give up on this one. It's really good but so difficult to read without feeling utter despair. There's no good time of day to feel that.
Oof. Only two chapters in and I can tell this one's going to be tough. Important info and well written but so, so infuriating.
A brilliant philosophy... Don't let the trauma win. Try new things.
When I started this book I was pumped, "yeah!! Girl power!" But by they end, it felt a little overly self congratulatory. Okay, we get it, your friends are cool. It's got some interesting stats and some heartbreaking stories, but it didn't seem very inclusive. Mostly white lady love.
I can't believe how much I loved this story and this series. My mentor gave it to me at my going away party when I left for Peace Corps. I devoured it. The characters are incredible and you miss them when it's over.
Ugh these near future dystopian novels are all just a little too close to home these days! But this one is so well written and the characters are perfectly real-- you like them but you see their bad sides. I couldn't put it down.
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Hoping this book helps create a movement to address online abuse.
You‘re going to screw this up royally. More than once. I‘m sorry, I wish I could say that reading this book would guarantee that you‘d never leave a conversation about race feeling like you‘ve gotten it all wrong and made everything worse. But I can‘t. It‘s going to happen. It‘s going to happen, and you should have these conversations anyway.
These are the words I need right now. The personal stories she tells to give context to her answers make this almost a memoir. At the same time, the advice and ideas feel so fulfilling, warm and comfortable. I love this.