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Through My Own Lens (Horizons Series Book 5) Kindle Edition
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- File size : 3572 KB
- Print length : 212 pages
- Publisher : NineStar Press (November 6, 2017)
- ASIN : B076JHRZQW
- Publication date : November 6, 2017
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Language: : English
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,587,337 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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“Through My Own Lens” is a well-written YA story that not only shows how hard transitioning into more adult responsibilities or a long distance relationship can be, but also how difficult it can be for any longstanding couple to adjust to and survive when relationship dynamics change.
19 year olds Chyna and Luca have been together for four formative and defining years, in which not only was Luca Chyna’s boyfriend but also his champion and protector against the bullying and harassment Chyna experienced throughout high school. As an intersex child, Chyna was forced to pass as female by his mother even when it caused him mental pain and confusion, and having Luca act as his “knight in shining armor” and shield against negativity while he figured out who he was and began the process of overcoming his emotional and mental hardships was reassuring and needed.
Now, as Chyna has become more comfortable and confident, he’s ready to face the world beside Luca instead of behind him, but Luca is struggling to adjust from his role as protector and shield into partner and equal, causing them to question each other and their decision to be together. The story captures the tumultuous and frustrating process of learning to handle all the unexpected emotions, situations and truths that change, living separate lives and conflicting wants and needs can bring to a relationship, even when you try as hard as Luca and Chyna do to listen, be understanding and mature.
Chyna and Luca work well together, and though Luca can be overbearing and almost obsessive in his need to protect Chyna, his self-awareness keeps him from being unlikeable. Additionally, their roommates Alex and Zeb are interesting and engaging in their own right and not just as soundboards for the MCs’ problems. Though part of a series, the author does a good job incorporating necessary background information into the narrative in a way that flows with the story, provides necessary context for Chyna’s need for space/the protectiveness of his loved ones, and makes the reader curious about the other books without demanding they be read.
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
‘Through My Own Lens’ is book 5 in the Horizons series and charts the story of Luca and Chyna after they leave home.
Chyna has moved to Manhattan to embark on a modelling career while Luca has begun his freshman year at Cornell. The physical distance between them makes life very difficult but they have the support of family and new friends. The appearance of an old foe makes for some tense moments but with that support everything is very positive.