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Orpheus Girl by Brynne Rebele-Henry
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it was amazing
bookshelves: 2019, arc, cover-lust, lgbtq, young-adult, favorite-standalones

This book did all kinds of things to this sapphic heart of mine. It is both gut-wrenching and sensitive, brutal yet lyrical. It grabbed hold and refused to let go until I had borne witness.

ORPHEUS GIRL is one of those books that only needs a few words to deliver. It's very short, but I think that adds to its impact. Through every word it is apparent that Brynne Rebel-Henry is a poet. And just like poetry, this book feels very personal.

This book is so important, so relevant, and I hope it gets all the attention it deserves. Conversion therapy still happens, and we can't ignore the horrible realities of it.

Trigger warnings for: homophobia, conversion therapy, transphobia (all very graphic and violent because this takes place majorly at a conversion camp), and a suicide attempt. So please, please be aware of this if you decide to read it.

Huge thanks to the publisher for sending me an ARC in exchange for a honest review!
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Reading Progress

April 11, 2019 – Shelved
June 14, 2019 – Started Reading
June 15, 2019 – Finished Reading

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