Juliet Takes a Breath
“Even if Holden Caulfield was born in the Bronx in the 1980s, he could never be this awesome.”
Inga Muscio, author of Cunt
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his one I read for my Lesbian book group. It is about a 19-year old Puerto-Rican lesbian from the Bronx, who comes out to her family, and then flies to Portland for the summer, to be the intern for ... Read full review
I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Oh. My. Gosh.
I NEVER thought I would see myself in a book with regards to my asthma. But I DID. And I practically cried. I mean that's the only spot I really saw myself with this book but do you know how rare it is to see yourself in a book like this when it comes to asthma? Like the dumbest things (to me) trigger my asthma. Too much excitement. Too much stress. Too much panic. Too much anxiety. Running (which is one of the only things I *DON'T* think is dumb that triggers it). Smoke of any kind (fire, cigarette, marijuana, etc). Laughing too much. Crying. Perfume/Cologne. And seeing a main character who not only has asthma but carries an inhaler AND USES it and it isn't an afterthought but an integral part of WHO they are? That was wonderful and life changing and I want more. It made me realise what I was missing. And I NEED MORE.
I can remember being in Juliet's shoes. Learning who you are and discovering yourself. In a way I'm still kind of there. This is one of those books where I want to buy a bunch of copies and distribute them to libraries and to people who want a copy of it if I had the money to do so.
All I can really say is if you have the opportunity/means to do so, get this book and read it. It's worth the price.