“Openly Straight” and “Honestly, Ben” by Bill Konigsberg

I’ve mentioned before these books, well the first one especially since the sequel is just out. This is one of the coming of age books I used to like a lot (even if I gave it 3 stars on Goodreads).

                                                            This is actually a story about the growing up of two guys. What’s interesting it’s that the 16100972author decided not to show a version of the world (not completely realistic) where it’s completely okay to be gay. The main characters are Rafe (the first book is from his POV) and Ben (the second book is from his POV). You may find strange, these two voices, they seem like very grown up people, I know I did, but it was also very interesting and a nice change.

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BOOK REVIEW: Juliet Takes A Breath by Gabby Rivera

What’s a better way to finish my Woman’s History Month Reading List than with a novel about a lesbian woman of colour? There isn’t one, truly. For a month I’ve been trying to ignore my growing list of books written by men (Gaiman’s Norse Mythology among them!) and to give space to women’s voices in literature. It was really hard but it really made me think how I should do things like this more often.

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A couple of years ago if you’d like to read a book about lesbians you’d have to search very hard or just end up with Sappho who wrote around 600 years BC! Today we have a growing list of queer authors and authors who write queer characters The world is finally starting to understand why not only queer people but everyone else too needs to see different sexualities represented in media. And I use queer here to talk only about lesbian, gay and bisexual people, although we who use that word have had some annoying setbacks recently. 

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BOOKS WORTH CHECKING OUT: Girl Mans Up by M-E Girard

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 Sexuality and gender identity is something we’re finally talking about more so that the next generations have it easier than we did. It’s not a rare thing these days to pick up a book and find out that some characters are gay (without that being promoted too much) and it’s even easier to find some good studies about different sexualities and understanding of gender. Even with all that, this books is really interesting because it’s about lesbians but not your typical lesbians, in fiction anyway.

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Rereading “Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the Universe” by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

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There has been a requirement, for quite some time, among the LGBT readers for books about LGBT characters to have interesting characters and  a happy ending. For those who don’t belong to the community it probably looks absurd: why would a book need to have a happy ending?  The ending should fit the story. The truth is, even though I studied literature for years and know a thing or two about the logical conclusion of the story, I too need these books to have a happy ending. In a world where it’s still very much possible for your family members to turn their back on you because you love who you love different works of fiction are often life saving.

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A story of a trans superhero: Dreadnought by April Daniels

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Metahumans are getting more and more popular. Just start with X-Men movies and comics and the new popular Tv shows like The Flash and Supergirl. Of course, the story about their superpowers and all the fights is exciting but the viewers are even more interested in their human struggles. Metahumans are perceived as monsters, half human, unnatural. They have a hard time fitting into “normal” life and it’s almost impossible for them to find love. But what happens when even in that world there’s someone who is not accepted?

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BOOK REVIEW:The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak

30753698Number of pages: 304 

Expected publication: February 7th 2017 by Simon & Schuster

I’ve had the best of luck with books on NetGalley recently!

Of course I chose this book cause I’m a sucker for coming-of-age novels. If you’re looking for  a great book about friendship and growing up and cutesy teen romances then be sure to check out: We’re Still Tornadoes or Aristotle and Dante Discover The Secret Of The Universe which are both amazing and some of the best books I’ve read. This is one of those stories and I liked it a lot.

I remember when I first used a computer. It was large and heavy and we used it to write Word documents for hours. And when we first started using the Internet, well, it was a whole new Universe.

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