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Will by Maria Boyd
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really liked it
bookshelves: australian, diversity, family, grief, humour, lgbti, own, random-house, realism, relationships, romance, school, ya
Read 2 times. Last read April 1, 2019 to April 4, 2019.

There are aspects of this book that do not stand the test of time. Although an accurate representation of the thoughtlessness of some teens, there were times that the sexism and ableism just jumped out and slapped me in the face. How far we’ve come.
And at the same time - this book was and is groundbreaking. Written in 2009, it has the first openly gay character I ever read about. Is honest about the way that young men hide their emotions behind a veneer of cool or tough. About how it’s really really hard to stay authentic in the face of relentless stereotyping. And it celebrates how shaking all that off and trying your best to be kind, thoughtful and honest is worth it every single time. On balance, there’s so much to like about Will. This was a satisfying reread. Well worth my time.
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Reading Progress

September 1, 2006 – Started Reading
September 4, 2006 – Finished Reading
April 1, 2019 – Started Reading
April 4, 2019 – Shelved
April 4, 2019 – Shelved as: australian
April 4, 2019 – Shelved as: diversity
April 4, 2019 – Shelved as: family
April 4, 2019 – Shelved as: grief
April 4, 2019 – Shelved as: humour
April 4, 2019 – Shelved as: realism
April 4, 2019 – Shelved as: own
April 4, 2019 – Shelved as: lgbti
April 4, 2019 – Shelved as: random-house
April 4, 2019 – Shelved as: relationships
April 4, 2019 – Shelved as: romance
April 4, 2019 – Shelved as: school
April 4, 2019 – Shelved as: ya
April 4, 2019 – Finished Reading

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