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Dare Truth or Promise by Paula Boock
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Jun 14, 2009

it was amazing
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Read in June, 2009 , read count: 1

This is another somewhat sad story with a happy ending. Louie (Louisa) and Willa meet each other at work, and later in school, and there is instant chemistry. Unfortunately Willa just ended a relationship with Cathy, a girl who despite her feelings for Willa could not find enough courage to come out. Not that Willa is 'out' herself, she just knows what she wants, and she's not afraid to say it if someone asks. These two girls begin to fall in love but Louie's mother isn't accepting and tries to keep the girls apart. While Willa struggles with the thought of being the ruiner of the women she loves (Cathy is near suicidal and Louise becomes depressed), Louie must find courage to love herself, Willa and her family.

This is no 'The Children's Hour', but it sad in parts. Tragic in parts. Fortunately the ending is positive. I would say, again, that this is certainly an experience queer teens have had. The book is written in third person, but features a character with each chapter. I relate to the story, and I would recommend it to any teen who's having a hard time loving themselves for who they are.
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