YA Coming of Age Story About Coming Home and Rediscovering Where Home is Supposed to Be
I am a college student who is an avid pop culture lover. I enjoy watching TV, movies, and discussing the finer points of both. I also really enjoy listening to music, especially Broadway and musical soundtracks. When I have time, I enjoy knitting and being immersed in that culture.
I love YA contemporary of all kinds, especially those that are emotional and moving, but with a good balance of humor as well. I’m a fan of John Green, Adam Silvera, Becky Albertalli, and Nina LaCour. As well as books like Dress Codes for Small Towns, Bad Romance, and Goodbye Days. These are my favorites, but I enjoy any kind of YA contemporaries.
I really don’t enjoy fantasy very much, and I don’t feel like I would be very much help in critiquing fantasy. As well science fiction isn’t something that I have a lot of experience in reading and would not be very much help in that arena either.
Emilia’s big summer internship plans fall through so she’s forced to move home for the summer to the town that’s been haunting her ever since she left. A lot’s changed she’s come out as bisexual, dated girls, and started to come to terms with all of the trauma that growing up had caused her. So how does she handle being back home, while out of the closet. As well as trying to be the person that being away allowed her to be in a place that never allowed her that authenticity. Things are easier when you’re home, but what does home mean when you’re hometown holds more horror than help. Through her time spent in the place in which she was formed, Alise learns what it means to move on, to heal, and to give voice to the experiences that took that voice away. An exploration of trauma, small-town life, and what it means to find a home in somewhere other than where you find yourself
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