Late to the Party
She’s never crashed a party, never stayed out too late. She’s never even been kissed. And it’s not just because she’s gay. It’s because she and her two best friends, Maritza and JaKory, spend more time in her basement watching Netflix than engaging with the outside world.
So when Maritza and JaKory suggest crashing a party, ...more
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rep: lesbian mc, wlw li, gay side character (with a mlm li), bisexual Panamanian side...more
The characters are well-drawn, authentic, unabashedly queer, and relatable - even to this cis/het old lady - and contemporary teens will see themselves in these characters even more than I did. Give this ...more
The friendships are real, authentic, and a little bit messy. The sibling relationship is strong and complicated. Codi is someone you root for and ache for in equal measure.
this book basically just crashed though my door and went HEY REMEMBER ALL OF THAT INSECURITY YOU HAD IN HIGH SCHOOL? HOW ABOUT I BRING IT BACK. rude.
Late to the Party is a coming of age story of friendship, first love, identities and insecuities. But most of all, it's about the strength and bravery that's in all of us and sometimes needs to be revealed with a little help from our friends. It is a book for everyone! Whether you are ...more
Codi Teller finds herself hurtling towards adulthood feeling as though she'd never actually done anything. She just spends time watching Netflix with her best friends, Maritza and JaKory, and, even when they suggest crashing a party together, she has some pretty big reservations about how they're going to fit in with all of the cool, straight kids. But, in a moment of dissatisfaction, Codi decides that she's going to go to the party ...more
I could write a little blurb about the plot of this book but it wouldn't capture how visceral it actually feels: it's like swimming in the rain, top-of-the roller-coaster, midnight road-trips, water color portraits, and dark theater hand-holding. I read half of it without breathing. It's a story of young love (and that's there in spades) but it's even more about friendship: the versions of ourselves we build together and the pieces ...more
It’s well-written novel as well. The story transitions organically: conversations and emotions are fleshed out in the character’s voice. Again, even through this novel focuses on ...more
Hannah's story resonated wildly with me when I first read Her Name In The Sky, because I was barely out to myself and figuring myself out and ...more
As (formerly) one of those teens, it was refreshing to see this version of myself reflected in literature and it will resonate with teens who may feel they aren’t what a typical “teenager” is supposed to be. Quindlen’s characters are authentic, believable, and will likely remind you of your own friends.
This book will give you the courage to try new ...more
Its voice is authentic. It speaks to the human experience of being a teenager and “growing up.” It makes you reflect on, and nostalgic for, those days and it reminds you how your friendships change and shape you. It will speak to you. Read it. It’s worth it. You will thank yourself for it.
Kelly graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in English ...more