Ashleigh Walker is in love. You know the feeling - that intense, heart-racing, all-consuming emotion that can only come with first love. It’s enough to stop her worrying about bad grades at college. Enough to distract her from her parents’ marriage troubles. There’s just one thing bothering her… Shouldn’t it be her boyfriend, Dylan, who makes her feel this way - not Miss Murray, her English teacher?
This Young Adult, LGBT coming-of-age story tackles a number
of issues that modern youth have to deal with, namely parental divorce,
relationships and, most poignantly, coming out. I wish that I could have read
this book when I was younger, because Ash, the protagonist, reminded me so much
of my younger self.
At first, I found the book to be slightly juvenile, possibly
because I haven’t read any YA fiction for a while. Initially, its style
reminded me a lot of Angus, Thongs and
Full-Frontal Snogging, which I was obsessed with when I was younger, and
this obviously did not appeal to me as much now, as it did then. However, after
sticking with it, I really found myself becoming engrossed by the story. It is
not only funny but it deals sensitively with adult themes, which I found
I found myself
laughing at the fact that I used to (and perhaps, to some degree, still do)
think in exactly the same way as Ash, as the book vividly portrays young people
today, and perhaps this is a part of the reason that I found most of the
characters to be so relatable.
I particularly enjoyed the fact that this book exhibits a wide
variety of responses to Ash’s coming out, as I am sure that anybody who has
dealt with a similar situation will identify with at least one, if not all, of
the reactions from her friends and family.
Naturally, I would recommend this book to anybody who loves
YA fiction, but especially to those between the ages of 15 and 18. I am also sure
that most LGBT people will be able to relate to Ash’s experience in one way or
another, and I believe this book could serve as a useful introduction to the
struggles – and triumphs – of LGBT youths, for both them and their family and
1500 Mrd forint folyt be eddig (Rogán meg a #fidesz haveroknak kb 200-250 Mrd zsebbe), a jegyzett államkötvények kamatait nekünk kell megtermelni mellé, a tőkéjét pedig pár év múlva visszafizetni :( Mind.
Orbán a háború borzalmai elől menekülők ellen hergel gazdasági bevándorlóknak hazudva őket, miközben a valódi gazdasági bevándorlóknak 5800 letelepedési kötvényt adott el eddig. Ne dőlj be a Fidesznek, tudod, hogy mindig átvernek!