Juliet Takes a Breath

By Gabby Rivera,

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A People magazine Best Book of Fall 2019
An Amazon Best Young Adult Book of 2019
"F***ing outstanding."--Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling author

Juliet Milagros Palante is a self-proclaimed closeted Puerto Rican baby dyke from the Bronx. Only, she's not so closeted anymore. Not after coming out to her…

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Rivera has a fun and snappy style of writing and brings to life Juliet, a 19-year-old Puerto Rican student from the Bronx who falls in love with another young woman her first year of college, then struggles with their separation when the school year ends. I enjoyed how Rivera wove a feminist self-empowering guidebook written by a White lesbian into the narrative that inspires Juliet to talk her way into a summer internship with the author who lives across the country. Rivera addresses issues of race and class in the story and seamlessly entwines these dynamics. I especially enjoyed Juliet’s…

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