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Estelle: Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kirsten Cronn-Mills

Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kirsten Cronn-Mills Publication Date: October 8, 2012 Publisher: Flux Pages: 288 Target audience: Mature Young Adult Keywords: music, LGBT, bullying, life after high school, acceptance, radio, Elvis Format read: eBook from NetGalley (Thanks!) Summary: Gabe is so looking forward to the end of high school and starting fresh. He […]

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May 14, 2013 - 12:00 am

Top 10 Tuesday: The Hard Stuff (in Books) - […] Beautiful Music for Ugly Children and The Miseducation of Cameron Post are two beautifully written books that not only deal with gaining acceptance from others, but also finding it for themselves. Beautiful Music was one of my top reads last year; Gabe is a vivacious character who just came out as transgender to his parents. The Miseducation of Cameron Post is about a girl who thinks she caused her parents death because she kissed a girl; her aunt soon sends her to a school to get reformed. […]

January 6, 2013 - 1:55 am

Estelle's Shelve It: 1/6/2013 - […] Cousins + Riptide by Lindsey Scheibe are two books I requested from Flux Books, the publisher of Beautiful Music for Ugly Children — a book I absolutely loved from last year. So I have high hopes for these two reads. […]

December 16, 2012 - 8:21 pm

Jess - Even though I’m not really into music, This book sounds amazing. This is one I certainly want to check out.

December 16, 2012 - 9:03 am

Beautiful Music for Ugly Children Themed Gift Pack - […] Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kirstin Cronn-Mills is so sweet, so endearing, so inventive yet tackles a pretty unconventional subject in the young adult genre. I’m skimming through to refresh my memory of the little details, and I keep getting distracted because I love the main character, Gabe, so much. He was born Liz but has just told everyone he is Gabe. His parents don’t take it too well, his best friend Paige is accepting, and the only place he can be himself is when he broadcasts the program “Beautiful Music for Ugly Children”. This character is like a walking music encyclopedia. I love it. […]

November 1, 2012 - 10:18 am

Rather Be Reading Blog Celebrates the Big One: Fun + Giveaway - […] Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kirstin Cronn-Mills 2. Lexapros and Cons by Aaron Karo 3. Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill 4. […]

September 29, 2012 - 8:01 am

October 2012 Young Adult Book Releases - […] Music for Ugly Children by Kirstin Cronn-Mills Amazon | Estelle’s Review Description: The lives and loves of a teenage transboy music geek Gabe has always identified as a […]

September 24, 2012 - 12:20 am

Shelve It -- September 24, 2012 - […] Malinda Lo + We’ve got a new rating system so we can highlight books that are great deals! + A review of Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kristen Cronn-Mills + A review of Cinder by Marissa Meyer Posted in Giveaways, Magan, Memes by Magan, Shelve It, […]

September 21, 2012 - 8:02 am

Leah - I LOVED this book! 🙂 So, so beautiful. I’m not a huge fan of contemporaries, but something about this book made me want to dive right in and I’m so glad I gave it a shot.

September 20, 2012 - 1:21 pm

elena - EEE Estelle, I know how much you love this book so it’s exciting to read your review of it. This sounds really intriguing and music can be a hit or miss in books for me and I definitely like this would be a hit. Beautiful review! <3

Estelle: Don’t Let Me Go by J.H. Trumble

Don’t Let Me Go by J.H. Trumble [ twitter | website ] Release Date: December 27, 2011 Publisher: Kensington Books Pages: 288 Target: Young adult for mature audiences / Adult fiction Format read: Paperback borrowed from library How I heard about it: The fabulous BookChic! Summary: A lot has happened during Nate and Adam’s short relationship — there’s the […]

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September 24, 2013 - 9:00 am

Just Between Us by J.H. Trumble (Book Review) - […] LGBT Format read: Paperback ARC from author. (Thanks!!) Other books I’ve reviewed by Trumble: Don’t Let Me Go | Where You […]

December 3, 2012 - 9:01 am

Fiction Review: Where You Are by J.H. Trumble - […] I wrote my review of J.H. Trumble’s Don’t Let Me Go in March, I wrote about how I kept thinking of the main characters of that story like they were […]

November 20, 2012 - 12:08 am

Top 10 Tuesday: Ten Books We're Thankful For - […] 5. Don’t Let Me Go: Oh man. This book hit me in the gut. The main character is dealing with a long distance relationship and being open about his sexuality in a school and a town that is not very accepting. The writing is powerful, but never preachy and whoa, you know you like the book when the character makes some frustrating moves and you are hanging on. I called it one of my best reads of 2012 and that still rings true. (My review.) […]

July 9, 2012 - 11:22 pm

Top Ten Tuesday: Underrated Books That Have Flown Under the Radar - […] An engaging love story between two boys who are forced to work their relationship long distance. DLMG illustrates the pain and exhilaration that come with being who you are and letting the world know it, the difficult of young love, and the power of acceptance. goodreads / amazon / E’s review […]

June 16, 2012 - 9:29 am

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - Wow. I’ve never heard of this book, but this review definitely makes me want to read it! It sounds like such a powerful story.

March 18, 2012 - 8:02 am

In My Mailbox Meme: Rather Be Reading Blog (Estelle) - […] Estelle: Paper Towns by John Green Estelle: The Big Kids’ Table (March) — Adult Fiction Picks Magan: Cracked by K.M. Walton Magan: Interview with Cracked’s K.M Walton Estelle: Don’t Let Me Go by J.H. Trumble  […]

March 16, 2012 - 11:48 am

J.H. Trumble - Aaah. Thank you!

March 16, 2012 - 9:22 am

Estelle - JH, THANK YOU for such an amazing book. I could have went on for 400 pages about it. I need to buy my own copy with my next Amazon shipment. It belongs on my bookshelves.

March 16, 2012 - 9:15 am

J.H. Trumble - I’m speechless. Thank you for that passionate review!

March 16, 2012 - 9:14 am

Estelle - Meg, I’m so glad I convinced you. If I can get 5 people to agree to read it today, it will be my good deed for the week. haha. Thanks so much for the comment! Made my morning!

March 16, 2012 - 9:12 am

Meg - I need nothing more than to know it’s your favorite read so far this year — high praise, indeed! These characters sound messy, imperfect and real… which is just how I like them. Great review — you definitely have me convinced!