Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera Review

First of all, I have to thank Riverdale Avenue Books for sending the e-book for me to review.

Juliet Takes a Breath was just magical, it had such a power, I believe it will stay with me forever. I loved it because of the environment which is present from the first to last page. All the feminism, veganism, “rage against the motherfucking machine” philosophy was just me. It is a book about girl/woman power, however it is not a book only dedicated to girls and women, it’s a book for everyone.juliet20takes20a20breath-large

Juliet is 19-year-old, Puerto Rican, lesbian and lives in the Bronx. She goes to Portland to be an intern for the writer of her favourite book. She is a fierce, funny, nerdy, chubby, intelligent girl and this book was the story of her coming of age. In the beginning of the book Juliet is having trouble understanding what is the terminology she needed to define her own identity and the queer women of colour around her end up being the biggest help she can get.

One of the quotes that I’ll never forget is: “Love your breast, hips, and wide-ass if do you have them and if you don’t, love the body you have or create for yourself.”

This book brings up a lot of important topics, topics that are not mentioned enough in other books.

This was 4.5/5 stars.

Recommend this book to everyone, I beg you to read it actually.

Bye, keep on reading.

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