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Down to the Bone by Mayra Lazara Dole
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Jan 06, 2009

did not like it
bookshelves: dating, family, identity, lgbt, young-adult
Read in January, 2009

By trying to fill the void where lesbian characters of color should be in YA lit, Doyle seems to have tried to cover every possible problem one could face as a lesbian teen of color, creating a book that is certainly filled to overflowing with colorful characters, but becomes a bit of a mess along the way. Here the whole plot focuses on being gay, rather than a gay character leading the story.

Additionally, way too often the writing was weak and sloppy, telling us about the characters way more often than their quirks and idiosyncrasies were shown.

My full thoughts on this book, and queer young adult lit in general, is over here
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