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Down to the Bone by Mayra Lazara Dole
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Jul 18, 2010

it was ok
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An OK story. Cuban-American Laura has been in a relationship with Marlena for two years when a nun at her Catholic school finds a love letter and she gets kicked out of school and home. Marlena then is sent to Puerto Rico to marry a guy. Laura spends the rest of the novel trying to figure out her sexuality and discovering the teen gay scene in Miami. The writing around her confusion and hurt is realistic enough, but the interactions with her friends was sometimes corny. I probably would have given it 3 stars, but the conversations and all the high fives just made me roll my eyes. I haven't read other LGBTQ stories, so I don't know how this one ranks.
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