A review by bebidocrimes
Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown

lighthearted tense
  • 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


Maybe I've forgotten what it's like the be a queer teenager, but it really felt like the author just googled 'whats popular with lesbians' and name dropped shit to get credit. A lot of comments about how the main character isn't *that kind of gay* which puts you into purity politics once again. Personally, I hate communication issues as a plot, but I think I just hated the parents more for shoving MC back into the closet. This was published in 2016, so it's not the author's fault, but Elliot Page is deadnamed toward the end. ALSO, Rome Georgia is NOT back country. If you can take a day trip to Atlanta, you are NOT in the sticks.

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