Rachel Burdin's Reviews > Saving Alex: When I Was Fifteen I Told My Mormon Parents I Was Gay, and That's When My Nightmare Began

Saving Alex by Alex Cooper
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bookshelves: book-riot-2016

A quick, but moving, read. The book might have benefited, in some ways, from having a greater period of time from the events to publication. There are some areas left unexplored--there is, for example, the barest of nods to LGBT+ friendly Mormons and clearly Alex's relationship with God is complex and potentially still developing, that, given another 5 years, would make some very interesting reading, as both the LDS Church struggles with what to do with LGBT+ members, and Alex's own relationship with her family and her faith evolves. But, as it is, the book is a compelling, if brief, snapshot into one person's story.

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Reading Progress

May 24, 2016 – Started Reading
May 24, 2016 – Shelved
May 24, 2016 – Finished Reading
May 28, 2016 – Shelved as: book-riot-2016

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