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Carrie Soto Is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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adventurous emotional reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


thank you to the publishing company for the advanced reader copy they so generously provided! 

i know it’s a bit silly that i just finished this book today. the day the book is finally released. however, this is the first time i haven’t read a taylor jenkins reid book in one sitting. 

that’s not to say it was a terrible book and it wasn’t worth the read, there were parts of it that i loved with my entire being. 

carrie soto is an individual you might never fully understand. i think taylor did a good job of portraying that. carrie is so unapologetically what people tell her she is, which can be classified as well… a bitch, the battle axe, achilles, etc. she will always be those things because a part of her believes she will never be allowed to be anything else. 

however, i do wanna talk about taylor jenkins reid continuing to write stories about people of color. as a white individual myself i find it odd that she so comfortably inserts herself into these spaces and continues writing these novels. while i read the novel there was certain bits and pieces that definitely weren’t well written because they shouldn’t have been written by a white author. it made it hard to enjoy the book knowing that this is something she has done before and continues to do. 

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