CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian's Reviews > Dear Sweet Pea

Dear Sweet Pea by Julie   Murphy
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really liked it
bookshelves: american, audiobooks, fiction, lgbtq-middle-grade, middle-grade, gay

Julie Murphy's books are so heart-warming but also don't shy away from complexities and grey areas. This is a great debut into the middle grade market about a 13-year-old who has a lot of stuff going on in her life: parents' divorce, parent coming out, an ex-BFF, and an eccentric elderly neighbour who asks Sweet Pea to look after her mail for her advice column while she's gone. Sweet Pea gets herself into a wee bit of trouble. I loved this! Murphy does a great job casually integrating queer characters in her books about straight characters, which I really appreciate! I also noticed how nonchalantly this book mentions the race of characters as they're described in a way that doesn't assume whiteness. Woo hoo!
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Reading Progress

October 19, 2019 – Started Reading
October 19, 2019 – Shelved
October 19, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
October 19, 2019 – Shelved as: american
October 19, 2019 – Shelved as: lgbtq-middle-grade
October 19, 2019 – Shelved as: fiction
October 19, 2019 – Shelved as: audiobooks
October 19, 2019 – Shelved as: middle-grade
October 22, 2019 – Shelved as: gay
October 22, 2019 – Finished Reading

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