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Juliet Takes a Breath

Juliet Takes a Breath

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Overall, I really enjoyed my time reading this one and I love that it's making the book more accessible to so many more readers - I can't wait for young people to pick this up for the first time and see themselves represented so beautifully in it! Not because I didn’t want to but because the author tells you so many meaningful things, you have to read them carefully to comprehend the importance of this story. I found some of the queer characters to be little stereotypical and not developed enough in this short text (perhaps they are more developed in the longer version). She is a woman who gained a remarkably powerful amount of influence in a brief time, let that success get to her head and decided that because she was successful in one aspect of feminism she was an expert in all aspects. I loved how Juliet was open to confronting all the new concepts being thrown at her and how she filtered them through herself and embraced trying out even the ones she ultimately chose to reject.

Thank you so much to the publisher for providing me with this review copy in exchange for an honest review! Her brother is one of my favorite characters because the love between them just shone through and reminded me of my own brother. She’s this lady that never sleeps because she’s working on a Master’s Degree while raising my little brother and me and pretty much balancing the rhythm of an entire family on her shoulders.There’s the inevitable heartache that comes with facing life’s realities and meeting other’s truths. Juliet is hilarious, maybe a bit confused and brash sometimes, but she's fierce and curious and isn't afraid to chase after what she wants--whether that's an internship with a white-feminist author, or a fling with a hot motorcycle-riding librarian. there was a change in the colour palette when juliet reaches miami from portland, but other than that i do wish there was a change in atleast the tone of the colours used in accordance with, say, juliet's moods or the different people she meets. I mean hell at several times as I read this book I thought I would give it 1 star and at other times I was convinced that I was reading a 5 star book. I think it's important book that offers so much visible spaces for lgbt+ youth and especially queer women of colour.

Juliet Milagros Palante might be a fictional character but I would say she is the voice of a whole generation. This is one of the few books I've actually seen succeed - in the way it addresses the needs of PoC-only spaces and the propagation of white and trans-exclusionary feminism and anti-Blackness and just. We can decide whether we want to love one person for life, find a good thing with someone that opens itself up to several other love things with other beautiful humans, or something else entirely. But instead of learning about the mysticisms of womanhood, Juliet is confronted in a world of contradictions and white feminist hippies, and is forced to discover what it means to be at the intersection of brown, Latinx, gay and female. December 12, 2020: A Puerto Rican lesbian—Juliet—has recently moved cities and started an internship, to find herself ecstatic by the sense of belonging she could feel amidst a diverse group that includes gender queer and other LGBT+ characters, Black and Latina characters, and a biracial (Korean-white) love interest.The last book that elicited a similar reaction from me was Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe.



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