I hope the book was more clear. One of her friends is very ill and the other is gay but hasn't yet come out to his dad. We have the main protagonist Shay who is a big girl as you can see on the cover of the book. The fact this was written in verse probably didn't help matters, as I felt it made me more disconnected from Shay. I think the texts between Shay and her mystery man were on point and I really enjoyed the way the book was written. At least the good insta-love books give teen girls something to swoon over and hope for. One of the things I did not like about this book was the narrative style.
I also get the insecurities that come across in this book, not wanting to reveal to someone what you look like, in case they just suddenly stop speaking to you! Sixteen-year-old queer-identified Banjo Logan wakes up groggy in a juvenile mental ward. Not because the reasons are complicated — but because the truth can hurt. However, I do have some criticisms with Girls Like Me. Their relationship gets put to the test, but will their love prevail? What didn't work as well: an awful lot of the plot amounted to backstory—what happened with Gray. When they catch that scent of neediness, they stay the hell away. Given her predilection for switching record labels, it's more than interesting to look at the debut albums issued for each. This makes a guy either come across as fake or needy.
Getting to read a book with multiple gender-queer or gender-non-conforming and queer characters is a treat and I wish it weren't such a rarity. But at the same time, I also liked the ending because we finally see Shay stand up for herself and call Kelly out on her bullying. But the following five scientific explanations for why women love those love handles should, at the very least boost can boost the confidence of big guys. This seems like maybe a little too many issues all in one short book, but this is the reality of what some people have to go through as they are growing up and so it seems relevant to me. Vil's book is written in verse for no apparent reason. Are you out there living and making the best out of your situation? Another reason I enjoyed reading this book is because of the diverse cast of characters. Although this is written in verse, it all the more expresses the feelings on a whole new level.
This confusing typically occurred whenever StVil had the story being told from the perspective of Dash and Boots. Dash is her male best friend who struggles with being gay because of his upbringing in a Christian household. The track is part , part , and part ; it drips funky blues and steamy honky tonk. So with tears softly rolling down my cheeks, I read, for the tears wanted to come at so many milestones. Especially since she met someone online that she soon starts to develop special feelings for. Thirty-eight percent reported that overweight or plus-size men were superior lovers. Which is fine, whatever, not every book has to be empowering I guess smh.
I could completely relate to Shay when it came to her insecurities about her weight. I am not opposed to books in verse; I have read several that I love. The quality of writing is unquestionable. I also enjoyed reading Girls Like Me because of the writing style. Again, this is very realistic and I get it.
We get no backstory on Shay nor on Kelly nor on what looks like a whole school that lik The cover is the best part of the book. In order to become the guy more women are attracted to you may have to change. I found all the characters to be paper dolls, and terrible ones at that. I made it through the flashbacks of Gray's suicide. I did like the ending, as predictable as it was and maybe that's why I gave it three stars instead of two.
Probably because it's kind of easy to relate to. Keep writing the stories we need to hear. But instead, she just stuck with the same formula, making them sound exactly like Shay. Your confidence Confidence is essential, but too much of it ie: arrogance is a turn-off. I'm so glad a book exists from the perspective of a queer teen mom! It all came down to chocolate milk Lawson McGee had Red hair.
But what ticked me off is the blatant disrespect Shay is shown by her new love interest, Godot. Do you think everyone in the world has it easy except you? This is a, sit down one afternoon and read it, kind of book and I liked that I could devour the whole story in one. That is far more attractive than a guy who just tries to get people to like him. And it's not J U S T S H A Y Who tends to write like this her Friends, who get Random Inserts In The n a r r a t i v e also all write like this. I definitely recommend this book to people with body issues and people who want to read a book with free verse poetry.
Along with pulling me on the rollercoaster of Banjo's story that I couldn't put down, as a whole it does a fantastic job with representation on gender, sexuality, class, race, pregnancy, and mental illness. I am a major bookworm and find it really special when I can relate to a story in a way that makes me feel less alone in my experiences. As a health professional, I appreciated seeing both positive and negative examples of health professional interactions with Banjo. When she falls in love with Blake, a mysterious boy online, insecure Shay doesn't want to tell him who she is. This guy was crazy about her and even when they met, he kept reassuring her that he wanted her and thought she was beautiful, but she never believed it. Breaking lines up doesn't make them poetic, and there needs to be purpose for it. There's literally nothing else to it.