I read this book in June because I was reading all books with LGBTQ+ rep and I loved it. This one was called Some Girls Do by Jennifer Dugan. By the way, we should be reading books with LGBTQ+ books all year round. I just made my entire TBR for June these books but you get the point!
Synopsis: Morgan, an elite track athlete, is forced to transfer high schools late in her senior year after it turns out being queer is against her private Catholic school’s code of conduct. There, she meets Ruby, who has two hobbies: tinkering with her baby blue 1970 Ford Torino and competing in local beauty pageants, the latter to live out the dreams of her overbearing mother. The two are drawn to each other and can’t deny their growing feelings. But while Morgan–out and proud, and determined to have a fresh start–doesn’t want to have to keep their budding relationship a secret, Ruby isn’t ready to come out yet. With each girl on a different path toward living her truth, can they go the distance together?
I thought this book perfectly envisioned what it is like to be bisexual and struggle with your feelings and how you want to express them but are scared too at the same time. I felt so relatable to Ruby and what she was going through.
Morgan also has such strong feelings towards helping people and youth that are struggling with their sexuality and it was nice to see her character do what she could for others.
The book deals a lot with coming out and how it is important to make sure that if someone is not ready to come out, they don’t have to. It is always up to them and what they are comfortable with and they should never be forced to share their sexuality with the world if they don’t want to.
I really liked the book and would love to read more by this author!
Book Rating: 3.5/5
Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by NetGalley to read and give an honest review.
SHE THOUGHT FAKING HER DEATH WAS THE ANSWER TO A NEW DESTINY.
SHE WAS WRONG.
PLAYING DEAD ISN’T EASY.
Sunday Foster had THE PLAN. Make it through the rest of high school, graduate and THE PLAN will begin. Only, fate chose a different path; one decision, one second changed everything,
THE PLAN is ruined.And then a new idea emerges.
What if you could escape your life? Change your name, where you live, and escape all the bad stuff that keeps happening.
Sunday decides in order to change her destiny she must fake her death and start a new life. Pseudocide not suicide. Sunday has secrets, but she’s not the only one. That’s when Sunday must decide how far she will go to hide the truth. Plans never work out quite the way you expect. Sometimes you have to DIE to survive.
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About the author!
Full of wanderlust and a professional sunset watcher, A.K. Smith writes twisty suspense books that will keep you up late. Her debut novel, A Deep Thing was awarded the Readers Favorite Gold Medal. A freelance travel writer (under another name), she loves to experience the world, and discover new settings to feature in her latest novels and articles. If she’s not on the water or in the water, she is looking at the water. She spends her days working remotely online in either Mexico on the Sea of Cortez, or in the desert or forests of Arizona. Beautiful settings provide thousands of story ideas that she can’t wait to get down on paper. She is convinced, her best life is with a beach, a book, and a blanket. Her big loves are her husband, family, friends, and kindness. Her goal is to step foot on every continent on Planet Earth (maybe even the moon) –she’s slowly getting there.
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