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The Brightsiders by Jen  Wilde
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Initial thoughts: The best part about The Brightsiders is the incredibly diverse cast of friends who love and accept one another. Even as Emmy spirals out of control, her friends and cousin care and watch out for her. The toxic relationships Emmy has with her parents and her girlfriend can come off as rather dramatic and over the top. Nonetheless, given the sensitivity with which The Brightsiders addressed the gaslighting, I think there was a good balance all around.

That being said, I wasn't a huge fan of how Emmy's motivations were very much underpinned by attraction and sex. I'm not the most comfortable with that level of detail, especially in YA fiction, but that's just a personal preference. Some readers, I'm sure, will welcome that there are no holds barred in this book.
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Reading Progress

February 4, 2019 – Shelved
February 5, 2019 – Started Reading
February 5, 2019 – Finished Reading

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