Review; Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera

Earlier this year I read the novel Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera and today I'll post my review.

Description from Goodreads
Hi, my name is Juliet Palante. I've been reading your book Raging Flower: Empowering Your Pussy by Empowering Your Mind. No lie, I started reading it so that I could make people uncomfortable on the subway.

But I'm writing to you now because this book of yours, this magical labia manifesto, has become my bible.

Juliet's head is spinning with questions.

Will her beautiful, chaotic Puerto Rican family still love her when they find out she's gay?
Will an internship with her favourite author help her understand what kind of feminist she wants to be?
And why won't her girlfriend return her calls?!

In a summer full of queer dance parties, a fling with a motorcycling librarian and intense explorations of sexuality and identity, Juliet's about to learn what it means to really come out - to the world, to her family, to herself.

My Thoughts on the Book
Juliet Takes a Breath is one of those YA books that deals with identity (LGBT+ and hispanic) and feminism. The book has some badass LGBT+ women of colour, dealing with the racism that still exist in progressive activist communities. Juliet Takes a Breath shows that even though the world has moved forward in some aspects, there's still room for improvement in others.

At the same time, I feel this book is also a bit about "finding your tribe", all in the good way and I think that Juliet somehow found that. The setting and concept of the book is really engaging, and I also enjoyed several of the characters, Juliet included.

It's a book that's a fun and engaging read.


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