2018 Reading Challenge

2018 Reading Challenge

2018 Reading Challenge
Tina has read 4 books toward her goal of 30 books.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

REVIEW for Pink

TITLE:                  Pink

AUTHOR:             Lili Wilkinson

GENRE:                YA

RATING:              4 Stars

Thank you to the wonderful Melissa at HarperCollins Canada for so kindly sending me an ARC of this book.

I am constantly amazed at the quality and variety of books that are being written for young adults today.

I have said this before, but I think it is definitely worth repeating it, young adults are lucky – they have a slew of great books, written for them, on a huge variety of very topical subjects available to them today. I am just happy that YA novels are so well written, in many cases, that they export themselves very well to the general public – which, of course, means that they can easily be ready by people who may no longer be considered in the YA age group J

Pink is exactly the type of book I am talking about. Author Wilkinson has chosen to write a book about what seems, on the surface, to be about homosexuality, but in reality it is about discovering and developing the person you are truly meant to be – once you put aside all the expectations of the world, your own insecurities and self imposed expectations.

Written from the point of view of the main character, who believes she is a lesbian, but feels at time confused by it all. This story of self discovery is wonderfully written – touching and intimate, without being overwhelming or preachy.

The author invites all of us to take a look at ourselves in order to truly start to understand who we are – and, if you haven’t figured it all out yet, that’s okay too – its all a process that will slowly reveal itself.

Loved, loved this touching book.

1 comment:

bermudaonion said...

This does sound like a wonderful book for young adults!

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