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

funny inspiring lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruits was FANTASTIC! It is a great story about a queer teen who is moved to a new town and asked to do the impossible, hide her sexuality. This isn't a problem until she meets the girl of her dreams!
Spoiler Joanna dreams of having a radio show on the station her dad does his radio sermons on. She wants to use this radio show to discuss Christianity and being queer, she is both. After her dad gets remarried, the family packs up and moves from Atlanta, Georgia to the small town of Rome, Georgia. For her protection (that she isn't aware of until later) and the reputation of her new grandparents, Joanna is asked to lay low on her sexuality for her senior year. In exchange for this, her dad will give her her radio show and let her go on a vacation with her friend without supervision. This isn't a big deal until she meets and falls in love with one of the girls at her new school.

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