I can’t remember how I found out about Juliet Takes a Breath. More than likely, it was on someone’s Top Ten Tuesday post and it looked like it would be up my alley. Which it was. Here’s my review. If you have any thoughts about feminism, POC/WOC/etc.-only spaces, I’d love to have a conversation with you in the comments.
#bookaday Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera. #stickynotereviews QWOC coming of age story where the protagonist has to run away to find herself? Check. Clear conversation about how White Feminism TM can be problematic for WOCs? Check. Also it's set in 2003 and Juliet has the exact same birthday as my cousin, which was cool. So many points of entry for me in this novel, even though I'm not Puerto Rican. So I know that Juliet was coming of age, but some of the dialogue around feminist and queer issues was heavy-handed. Some turns of phrase felt modernly anachronistic, but that may be me nitpicking. Read this in two days – that's the fastest I've read anything in quite some time. I highly recommend it.