Still, I give it two stars for ~diversity which should already be a given at this point in time , secret relationships, teen angst, family drama. Which is fine, I like conflict, but nobody ever really calls dude out for being problematic! They basically see girls as a sex object rather than, you know, an actual human being. Engaging writing and storytelling, with incredibly honest and complex and compelling characters. I liked that her friends were this diverse but I think it was maybe just one step too far when something happens to one of them, it almost felt like that particular part of the storyline was just being put in for diversity's sake and not because it would actually happen to that character. One of her friends is very ill and the other is gay but hasn't yet come out to his dad. But there's kind of a charm to it. He especially has a really rocky relationship with his father because of his sexuality so he tries to change himself in order to please his dad.
Not only is she dealing with how she looks and bullying but she also has to contend with the death of her father, her dislike towards her stepmother whom she feels is always trying to changer her by trying to put her on a diet. Just serious tear jerking here. Do you look for new experiences, to grow as a person, and do your best to live an awesome, kick-ass life? And don't get me started on the horrific text speak between the two teen characters. As a health professional, I appreciated seeing both positive and negative examples of health professional interactions with Banjo. When women want to date or have sex with him he feels good about himself.
The author tried way too hard to make it seem like young people were texting, but I think the author forgot that these were two intelligent sixteen year olds. But when she thinks that hope is lost she logs on the a hot new website that changes her fate forever. Probably because it's kind of easy to relate to. I had a hard time putting it down! In just a few short years, Wynter created a national magazine, devotionals, books and many other tools for girls and their parents. Despite the fact that it is written in this way and therefore makes for quite a short read, this book is very definitely a complete story. This makes a guy either come across as fake or needy. It's cute and heartwarming at times.
There are some minor side plots with Shay's friends, one who has cancer, the other who is in the closet, but everything feels rushed over when it's written in prose. I flipped through it, it seemed interesting, I ended up reading it in one evening. Overall, Girls Like Me is such a fun, quirky read. Breaking lines up doesn't make them poetic, and there needs to be purpose for it. I hope the book was more clear. The characters were annoying at points, too. I thought the writing style was interesting.
If he fails or gets rejected, so be it. Although modern women are , old habits die hard. Spread Over the next three years, the people continued to share the meme throughout Twitter, similar to examples below. Date me and we can be teenage co-parents! Vil has a great sense of humor, and it really came through in her writing. Because this book is written in verse and texts, it is obviously a very quick read.
I love the complexity of relationships that happen throughout the book, and the ways we do and don't get resolution. She has a great couple of friends who are very diverse. The book is moderately well-written, in my opinion. I won't blow the storyline by sharing their death scene, but Banjo and Lou revisited it for closure at the end. Run don't walk to pick up this book. Women are intuitive and they can pick up on this needy vibe a mile away. The lines between the characters are funny.
Without that language, identity development was a slow and painful process for me for decades after. I so, so wish that I could have gotten my hands on a copy of this book four years ago when I was pregnant. But see, it's almost impossible to tell, because the only change for those sections- Boots's and Dash's- is the slight change of font. I am a major bookworm and find it really special when I can relate to a story in a way that makes me feel less alone in my experiences. . Hooray for diversity and representation. Which is fine, whatever, not every book has to be empowering I guess smh.
Bullied, overweight girl falls in love with the cute, popular boy. Things are up and down with them. The cover is the best part of the book. It's important to Banjo's experience but felt a little as though the reader was being asked to be devastated over the loss of a character the reader was seven months too late to meet. Booktalked to high schools in 2018. If you want to know if she ends up with her crush then read the book.
So with tears softly rolling down my cheeks, I read, for the tears wanted to come at so many milestones. Another criticism I have for this book is that while the set of characters are diverse, they are pretty cliché too. This is a book that I couldn't stand to put down and I highly recommend that you all buy and read it as soon as possible! Being a queer teen mom, reading this book was moving, to say the least. At some point, I got as frustrated with her as he did because she just kept picking fights and pushing him away. The problem is that if it isn't done right, it can be a bit jarring and it can prevent me from fully connecting with the character. I've seen some reviews of this book that say they think that this author was just following the trend for things being written in a different way, but I like the fact that it made for a slightly quicker read. Shay was interesting as a character.