2024 Reading Challenge

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

REVIEW for She Loves You, She Loves You Not

Another big thank you goes to Little, Brown Books for Young Readers for sending me a copy of this book.

TITLE:              She Loves You, She Loves You Not

AUTHOR:        Julie Anne Peters

GENRE:           YA

RATING:         4 Stars

Anytime I hear about a new release by this author, I immediately jump on the opportunity to read and review it.  Peters has an endearing and honest way in her writing that I always find touching and immensely gratifying.

For those who may not be aware, most of Julie Anne Peters books touch on same sex love - a segment of life that I have not really been all that aware about in the past, which is one of the reasons I picked up her very first book a few years ago.

What I like about She Loves You, She Loves You Not is that our main character Alyssa is not only dealing with the fact that she has lost the love of her life, but she also has to deal with being geographically displaced, as well as having to "live" with her birth mother.  As you can imagine, there is alot going on both in the plotliine and in Alyssa's mind, but it is all done with such caring and affection, that I found myself completely engaged in the story and rooting for Alyssa and Carly to make their relationship of mother and daughter work.

It is obvious that Alyssa is having to really grow up quickly here and, as we witness her growth, through the good and the bad, I can't help but appreciate the tone of the novel - and the voice that is given to Alyssa and her fears.

As always, this is another winner for Peters.

1 comment:

bermudaonion said...

I'm glad to see more books about same sex love being written, especially for young people.

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