Hello, human beings!!!! I am so happy to announce that I finished my Pride month with a total of 20 books of only the LGBTQIA+ genre. It makes me feel so educated and proud. I am really happy to end this month reading so much. Reviews of all the books I read will be coming out so keep an eye out unless I get lazy again. So let’s forget that last part and get on with this review, shall we???
Author: Alex Gino.
Publisher: Scholastic Press.
Genre: LGBTQIA+, Middle Grade, Asexuality, Social Issues.
Chapter: 16 Chapters.
Pages: 240 pages.
Time: 2 hours 45 minutes.
Publishing / Published: 21 April 2020.
Rick’s never questioned much. He’s gone along with his best friend Jeff even when Jeff’s acted like a bully and a jerk. He’s let his father joke with him about which hot girls he might want to date even though that kind of talk always makes him uncomfortable. And he hasn’t given his own identity much thought, because everyone else around him seemed to have figured it out.
But now Rick’s gotten to middle school, and new doors are opening. One of them leads to the school’s Rainbow Spectrum club, where kids of many genders and identities congregate, including Melissa, the girl who sits in front of Rick in class and seems to have her life together. Rick wants his own life to be that … understood. Even if it means breaking some old friendships and making some new ones.
Amazon: 💙4.3/5 Stars💙.
Goodreads: 💙4.0/5 Stars💙.Taken from their respective sources.
This book was extraordinary and nice. There should be more middle-grade books like this to educate teens and children. The story is basically about Rick a 3rd child in a family who just started middle grade and is confused about his identity. He doesn’t see girls the way his friend Jeff does and doesn’t know what he is or who he is. With a homophobic friend by his side, Rick tries to seek his identity by secretly visiting The Rainbow Spectrum started by the members of the LGBTQIA+ community in the group, and also handles his teenage emotions while growing close to his grandfather.
I loved the entire setting of this book and the plot was so nicely done. The story had a homophobic element that was dealt with gracefully. I loved the story so much. The entire Rainbow Spectrum idea was fascinating and if there is anything like that I am going in as a proud LGBTQIA+ Ally. The side characters in this book were so damn cool and awesome that for a moment I was jealous that I wasn’t like one of them. The ending was not only just satisfying but also encouraging too. Everyone should learn their limits and learn to stand up for themselves.
Overall a great read to find out more about Asexuality and also how to handle Homophobic people.
So that’s it for today. Hope you have a nice day. See you all soon. I will be consistent…maybe. Enjoy!!!!