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She Loves You, She Loves You Not... by Julie Anne Peters
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Jun 05, 2011

really liked it
Read in May, 2011

Gist of the book:
At thirteen Alyssa knew she was a lesbian. At seventeen she fell in love with Sarah and had great friends who were very supportive. Unfortunately love is complicated especially if the girl you love doesn't know if she is gay or not. Experiencing heartbreak from the girl she loves and being disowned by her father and sent to live with her estranged mother, Alyssa must start over. Will the pain of her old life keep Alyssa from moving on?

My thoughts:
This is a great story of a young woman finding her place in the world after she loses everything. I gotta say my favorite character is Alyssa because of her strength, humor and love. She cares for her family so much that it makes it hard to keep reading when they disown her for being gay. I guess being a pretty open minded type of person I see nothing wrong with someone being gay so it's disturbing when Alyssa is disowned and through out the book I kept hoping her father will come around. Another character I like is Carly's friend, Arlo. Okay at first when Alyssa meets him you are like what a huge jerk!!! lol! Trust me he grows on you and his interaction with Alyssa is hilarious! They make a great team and their bickering will make you giggle.

The author Julie Anne Peters has a lot of flash back scenes which slowly lets the reader understand why Alyssa is living with Carly. I think this was a brilliant touch which made the story unfold nicely. Ms. Peters writing style is raw and passionate which makes it a fantastic read for anyone who wants to really connect with the characters. I found that I was so involved with the story that I would hear myself saying comforting words to Alyssa as though she was sitting next to me. As I write this review I shake my head and smile because of how emotionally attached I was to these characters. You did it Ms. Peters.....yep you made me a fan;) Make She Loves You, She Loves You Not your next read!

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