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It's Not Always Rainbows

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The LGBTQ rainbow covers people from all walks of life. Catherine and her friends all have to struggle for acceptance in their own lives. Parents, friends, teachers, pretty much everyone seems to have their opinion on how they should live.

The only people who don’t tell them what they should do are each other and the people inside the LGBTQ community.

So when people from tha
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Published June 30th 2017 by Bug Books
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Laura  Hernandez (TheVoluptuousBkDiva/YABkDivas)
This read enlightens readers to the obstacles and prejudices that the LGBTQ community experiences. Though it started a bit slow for me it quite honestly kept me in its grip once it picked up and I experienced a range of emotions.
Valerie Roberson
Sep 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Wow! Wow and Wow!

I loved this book! Joey Paul is an incredible writer/author. What a very powerful book. She touched on a few very sensitive topics and came of making me think real hard about what she said. The storyline is amazing! I was so drawn into it that time just flew, as I couldn't put the book down. Very well written and as a parent and grandparent, I highly recommend this book to older teens and young adults.
The story is about a Bi-sexual 16 year old girl, who's parents feel that th
Aug 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
I've read several of this author's YA books and was quite surprised at how dark this read was.
The book paints a very bleak picture of the British school experience for teenagers from minority groups, especially from the LGBT community.
Catherine, a bi-sexual has come out to her parents to a negative response and keeps her first girl friend a secret from her family. Her three friends have chosen to keep their sexuality a secret through fear of rejection from their parents. The four are very vulne
Joey Paul
Oct 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)

Solo Medallist in Lesbian/Gay/Bi/Trans category - New Apple Literary Awards 2018

Reviewed By Christian Sia for Readers’ Favorite - 5 STARS

It's Not Always Rainbows by Joey Paul is one of the very few books I have had to read twice before posting a review; yes, because the writing is gorgeous and the thematic development exceptional; a book that will appeal to readers interested in LGBTQ literature and the pain experienced by a cross-section of society.
Ellie Midwood
Aug 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
“It’s Not Always Rainbows” is an important story that deals with many relevant issues that LGBTQ community has to face even in our progressive era: discrimination, hatred, social and religious prejudice and even physical harm. The protagonist of this story, Cat, is a bisexual teenager who comes from a traditional, religious household. Unlike her friends, who try to keep their sexuality a secret from their families, Cat has to deal not only with bullying at school but with constant pressure from ...more
Jun 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Follows a group of friends who are all young and fall within the LBGTQ rainbow. I felt that the story was a little slow to start basically giving the background to each of the characters. This books explores the difficulties faced in not only being gay but the prejudice against their sexuality by society. The plot thickened with gay bashings that increased in frequency and deadly violence. I can't really say I enjoyed the storyline but it was insightful as it unfortunately reflected how a certai ...more
Robert Jr.
Jul 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
The LBGTQ issue is big news, bathroom bills in the United States, prejudice by religions, when all in all and in all truth it is just another part of mankind with its ups and downs like everyone else. A good story that covers the issues and emotional scars that occur for young people of the LBGTQ community. There are no answers for haters and bigots only a hope that more people will come to understand everyone is human. A well told tale with a purpose. A good read for straights to gain understan ...more
Kat Drennan
Aug 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Joey Paul touches on some of the most sensitive and controversial material in young adult fiction today. This book runs a bit long for me, but the author has ensured the characters and plot are well drawn. My heart ached for them as they faced racism, bigotry, and homophobia at school, home, and even church. The main character, sixteen-year-old Cat stands by her friends and her convictions ultimately, this tight group learns lessons they'll need to be successful going forward. ...more
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Jun 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic book. Had me gripped from the very start. Inviting characters and storyline. A truly fabulous book
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Joey Paul is a multi-award-winning indie author, exploring young adult. She has released eighteen books so far, with two more due out in 2021. Her current works include the "Dying Thoughts" series, which is eight books, the "Lights Out" trilogy, the "Cramping Chronicles" series, as well as several standalone novels. She writes across genres, with crime, mystery, paranormal, sci-fi and dystopian be ...more

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