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"Saying 'I notice you're a nerd' is like saying, 'Hey, I notice that you'd rather be intelligent than be stupid, that you'd rather be thoughtful than be vapid, that you believe that there are things that matter more than the arrest record of Lindsay Lohan. Why is that?' In fact, it seems to me that most contemporary insults are pretty lame. Even 'lame' is kind of lame. Saying 'You're lame' is like saying 'You walk with a limp.' Yeah, whatever, so does 50 Cent, and he's done all right for himself."— John Green


Teaser Tuesday (73)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Jenn of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following!
  • Grab your current read.
  • Open to a random page.
  • Share a few teaser sentences from somewhere on that page.
  • MAKE SURE NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (you don't want to give too much away and ruin the book for other readers)
Share the title and author too, so that other readers can add your book to their TBR list if they like your teaser!

What We Left Behind
Robin Talley
October 27, 2015

      I was pretty sure I was hallucinating.
      Beautiful, blond straight girls you've never seen before don't just come up to you at your Homecoming dance and start disco dancing with you out of nowhere.  Not in normal life. 
(pg. 17)

I got this book for review, and I am loving it so far.  I really love that there are more and more GLBTQ+ representation and lead characters within YA books.  It is important to reflect all teenagers within the books they read and to tell the stories with GLBTQ+ persons as the main protagonists; these heroes go a long way to helping both GLBTQ+ teens and straight teens see the world reflected back at them. 

I think that Robin Tulley tackles a difficult to portray subject in a very real way.  Transitioning, both in life and in self, is a difficult and confusing journey.  I think that she captures that journey for Toni and Gretchen magnificently.

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