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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

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Review: Lan Yu (2001)

Lan Yu (2001) tells the story of a poor university student, Lan Yu, who agrees to have a one night stand improve his financial situation. However, he falls for the wealthy businessman Chen Handong instead of the man he is supposed to service. The story is a struggle between Lan Yu's desire for a loving… Continue reading Review: Lan Yu (2001)

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

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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

Book Review · Fiction

Review: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Ari is angry and self-doubting. Dante is confident and poetic. Ari's household is locked in silence as his older brother remains locked in prison. One fateful day, Dante teaches Aristotle how to swim, and the two boys who have struggled to make friends until this point, create a friendship that will change them. This book… Continue reading Review: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe