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What I loved about this book are the raw emotions it awakens through a powerful voice of the main character, Cat. I’ll admit, I wanted to smack her parents quite a few times throughout the story, and such strong emotions in a reader is definitely a sign of great writing. The issue of discrimination and prejudice against immigrants was also one of the most important subplots in this story and presented with sobering honesty.
It’s definitely not an easy story to read, but a very important one that needs to be told. Highly recommended!
I loved this book! Joey Paul is an incredible writer/author. What a very powerful book. She touched on a few very sensitive topics and came of making me think real hard about what she said. The storyline is amazing! I was so drawn into it that time just flew, as I couldn't put the book down. Very well written and as a parent and grandparent, I highly recommend this book to older teens and young adults.
The story is about a Bi-sexual 16 year old girl, who's parents feel that this is all a phase to get attention, not that she was born this way. Her parents blame her for the wrong doings that go on and they can be far from the truth.
Cat, the girl I am talking about, has 3 friends and a girlfriend who is LGBTQ. Cat's friends all come from a different walk of life and different back grounds. Because of all this, there is a group of kids at school who find pleasure in bullying them for the last 5 years. Now for some reason, the bullying has gotten worse and it's almost study break.
In the mean time, there is another group of people beating the crap out of the LGBTQ community. As Cat and her friends try to figure out who is doing this, some of them will fall as a victim. Can Cat and her friends find out the real bullies before someone else gets hurt?
Joey Paul has you follow the mystery of who is doing this to the LGBTQ. Cat and her friends take it personally as people they know are getting hurt and could die from these bullies. You follow these teens on the mystery as you learn about their home life and how they deal with being different, being gay, bi-sexual and a lesbian.
There are many tears along the way and many, many surprises too. Never have I read such a powerful book on two very different, but very real subjects in today's society.
Very well do Joey Paul!!!!
The book paints a very bleak picture of the British school experience for teenagers from minority groups, especially from the LGBT community.
Catherine, a bi-sexual has come out to her parents to a negative response and keeps her first girl friend a secret from her family. Her three friends have chosen to keep their sexuality a secret through fear of rejection from their parents. The four are very vulnerable to school bullies and become a close knit group of friends, giving one another support.
Outside of school, there are a series of violent attacks against the gay community. When the victims change from strangers, to on-line friends to personal friends their fear is heightened. To keep her safe Catherine's family, already in denial, put pressure on her to stop her "nonesense" and withdraw their limited support. Catherine fights back and along with her friends tries to discover who is responsible for the attacks before one of them is killed.
An important story than needs to told. In many ways this is Paul's strongest piece of work in terms of subject and execution. It certainly gives a clear insight into the daily struggle of vulnerable teenagers and the support they need.
However, as it is aimed at the YA reader I would have liked to have seen some positivity. As Paul chose to depict a school that failed its pupils and non-supportive parents I would have liked to see a note at the end of the book pointing out schools do have a responsibility to protect their pupils and many parents respond positively to teenagers "coming out."
My one quibble aside this is a well-written book exposing an important issue that young people could relate to.