- File Size: 335 KB
- Print Length: 84 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: November 27, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00P4E7YX8
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #822,873 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Make Much Of Me Kindle Edition
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Make Much About Me is only 84 pages, but it took longer to read because I so loved to linger over a lot of the passages.
Delightfully unusual (it often reminds me of the Nancy Drew books, minus the mysteries) main character Lily has an plucky yet endearing spirit and the warm tenderness between her and her friend Laura permeates all around. And, best of all, there is no sex...it's all about emotion and connecting on other levels, while still being romantic and sweet.
Some of my favorite sections:
- "The woman I might marry someday. I was thinking of her." She propped her chin up on her fists. "Perhaps she lives only a few hours away in New York- or perhaps she lives right here, or in a tenement. I ought to send her my best wishes, in case she has no one to look out for her. That's what I'm doing. I'm sending her my love."
-How could one not listen to Stravinsky and not feel utterly wild afterwards, or not sit paralyzed in amazement and admiration after the final chord of a choral piece? The teachers who had heard her sing in her private assessment agreed that while her technique was shaky, the heart was there, and while the world might never weep to hear her sing, it would surely draw joy from her.
-Lily talked to Laura in bed, saying whatever came into her head while stroking her friend's sunbeam hair. Everything from, "I don't think there is any such thing as an unattractive woman. Tired women, and badly dressed women, and women who don't look after themselves or stand up straight or could use a bit of good advice on how to present themselves. But ugly? Never."
-Lily felt as if she knew Laura, and liked Laura, more than ever. She wanted to rescue Laura from any unhappiness, to look after her always, to see her smile like the sun coming out from behind a cloud at long last
-There was a girl in my life, Father, Laura thought, and she made me happy. And had I been worthy of her, I would have continued loving her until the day I died!
"No, Laura, that's not what I mean. The thing is...Every day before I met you, my soul spent it missing you. Laura, my dandelion fluff, my angel light. We were made to keep each other safe."
Make Much Of Me is definitely going to stay on my Kindle for re-reading. Its specialness (and deep sincerity) has nestled itself into my heart. I know how corny that may sound, but that's just how it is.:)
One of my favorite things about the book is how queerness is treated casually. It's nice to just see Lily crushing on a girl without going through the process of agonizing over whether she's a lesbian, and other characters to easily state that they're aromantic or so on.
And the characters are frankly adorable. Lily is a fierce little ball of sunshine, Laura is a darling, and Tommie and Jo were my favorites especially for their sweet friendship. This book is making me exhaust my synonyms for 'adorable' and I'm pretty sure that I made noises only dogs can hear while reading parts of it. There's tension, and some dark parts - the villain is a nasty piece of work, and chillingly realistic - but that's happily contrasted by how kind and supportive the main characters are to each other, and the relationships they form.
All in all, it's a beautiful story - from the writing to the characters to the diversity - and well worth anyone's time.
Kayle has a beautiful writing style that always makes me feel warm no matter what I read from her.
Make Much of Me is a story of a group of girls supporting each other which is obviously everything I love. It was hard not to smile with how sweet the story was. It can feel a bit too much for some people with how it tried to fill every part of the LGBT+ spectrum in such a short read. But in the end, the overall message can be quite understood.
Lily and Laura are absolutely adorable as a couple and I finished this story wanting more about them.
TW: for abusive family, some minor violence and use of drugs.
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