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Book Review: I Was Born For This

Alice Oseman's story is about two worlds that collide, it is about what happens when fans meet the band members that they've been obsessed with for years. 'The Ark' give Angel's life meaning, hope and her closest friend- fellow Ark fan Juliet. The lives of Jimmy, Rowan and Lister have also increasingly revolved around 'The… Continue reading Book Review: I Was Born For This

Book Review · Fiction

Review: Clean by Juno Dawson

CN: addiction, anorexia mention Lexi Volkov is a socialite. Young. Fashionable. Rich. She has everything. Lexi Volkov is kidnapped. Dragged into a rehabilitation facility. Throwing up.  We first meet Lexi as a stubborn and immature teenager, trying to fight her way out of her stay at the rehabilitation facility, denying her drug addiction. But it's… Continue reading Review: Clean by Juno Dawson

Book Review · Fiction

Review: The End of Loneliness by Benedict Wells

This was a beautifully written, moving and poignant novel. It's a story about splitting apart then coming together again, about suffering and hurting and accepting that pain and moving on. It's a novel about love, loss and family. The characters suffered- the novel contains plenty of tragic occurrences, but at their suffering is not outlandish,… Continue reading Review: The End of Loneliness by Benedict Wells

Book Review · Fiction · lgbt+ · Queer Classics Club · Reading Club · Uncategorized

Giovanni’s Room

David is a young American who has gone to Paris, while he awaits the return of his fiancee. There he meets the love of his life, who turns out to be another man. However, the course of their relationship is not smooth in a homophobic world. And David will make a decision that will determine… Continue reading Giovanni’s Room

Fiction · lgbt+ · Opinion · personal

LGBTQ Fiction: Fitting In and Non-Binary Representation

I love LGBTQ fiction, and I love LGBTQ representation in the media. But despite the increase in LGBTQ representation in the media, for a long time I still felt left out. And it's only recently that I realised why. When I flick through description of gay novels, they appear either to be endless remakes of Dorian… Continue reading LGBTQ Fiction: Fitting In and Non-Binary Representation

Book Review · Fiction

Review: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki

Tsukuru has always felt less than his friends, less deserving of his place in their close-knit friendship circle- unlike his friends, his name is colourless, and he sees this reflected in his lack of personality. However, one day his friends suddenly cut contact with him and never speak to him again. 16 years later, Tsukuru begins… Continue reading Review: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki

Book Review · Fiction · Uncategorized

Review: The Art of Being Normal, Lisa Williamson I have to admit, the book doesn't exactly draw you in at first. But as I got past the first few chapters I really began to enjoy the book. The book if full of happy and sad moments, and it deals with themes of: gender identity, coming out, bullying, poverty, family and friendship. I… Continue reading Review: The Art of Being Normal, Lisa Williamson

Book Review · Non-fiction

Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit

A simple and enjoyable, yet challenging and thought-provoking novel on growing up in an evangelical Church community and discovering one's true self. Winterson weaves complex ideas and heavy emotions into a simple yet at times fragmentary and experimental novel. Jeanette was adopted as young age, and poised like Christ to save the world through her… Continue reading Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit

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Review: I’ll Give You the Sun

NoahandJude are inseparable twins. Jude is a daredevil who surfs and wears dark lipstick and short skirts against her mother's wishes. Noah gets lost in art and is in love with the boy of his dreams. Their relationship becomes tense as they struggle for attention from their mother, the same friends and a place at… Continue reading Review: I’ll Give You the Sun