Date Read: July 21-23
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I hated the main character for the first half of the book, let’s just put that out there. In fact, I ranted to both of my roommates separately about just how absurdly BAD this book was. I kept reading it, though, because it was almost amusing how much the MC and the people around her could fuck up, and also, the writing itself was hella great.
(I’m doing this review informal style, btw, hope you don’t mind.)
By the end of the book, a lot had come together, and I loved it.
Alix started out extremely immature. I was astounded by her levels of emotional depth, mostly because they didn’t exist. A lot of maturity occurred over the course of the story.
Then you have the LGBT element. The fact that I don’t have pet peeves to pick at it proves how solid this story was. Do I wish bisexual characters got actual face time in YA literature? Yes, but lesbians don’t get much either, so I’m going to just enjoy what we’ve got here.
It’s an emotionally fulfilling story about teen relationships, coming of age, and being an LGBTQIA* teen coming of age, so yeah, I heartily recommend it.