🌟 💫 Last Book Review of 2020 📖 📚
Just wow ! This book truly educated me on various aspects of the LGBTQIA+ community that I did not know or understand yet. This is more than just a coming out story, but one embedded with race issues, acceptance of gender rules, and understanding ones identity.
George M Johnson did an amazing job of speaking to the reader as if we were friends. When he spoke about his Nanny , I just imagined her like my grandma because despite our differences we seemed to have so much in common and I’m sure many readers felt this way too.
This is such an important read for all teenagers and adults. It truly opens your eyes to many perspectives that are different from your own, and sometimes that’s all we need to show a little more empathy in our day to day life. There see so many obstacles you face when you are black and also queer. Thankfully George had a very supportive family that helped him come out when he was ready to do so. It’s like they always were there reaching out for him, so that he never fell. We all need family like this.
It was inspiring to see his growth as an individual in finding his identity and becoming a whole person in society. Despite his many challenges, he still found a way to find the light at the end of the tunnel, and he seemed to always find supportive people to be in his circle.
Trigger warning: This book does discuss topics of rape, sexuality, sex, losing virginity, rape, use of the N- word, abuse and drugs.
I would definitely recommend everyone give this book a try. You will not regret it and you will leave with new knowledge that is important to understand. Yes I ate this book up in a couple hours. It was that good !!!