Rather Be Reading » A Blog by Two Busy Girls Who Always Find Time For a Each Other

Masthead header

Tag Archives: ya books about homophobia

Estelle: Promise Me Something by Sara Kocek

Promise Me Something by Sara Kocek ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: September 1, 2013 Publisher: Albert Whitman Pages: 311 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: homophobia, bullying, new school, friendships, remarriage Format read: ARC from Publisher via NetGalley (Thanks!) Summary: Starting at a new school for Reyna Fay is tough, especially when all her […]

View full post »

November 4, 2013 - 4:20 pm

Alexa Y. - I think it’s really good that you were able to feel like a lot of Reyna’s experiences were relatable. If an author is really able to tap into feelings like that, it’s always very promising. However, it also sounds like Olive and Reyna both could potentially be irritating, especially Reyna when she gets drawn along by the popular crowd!

October 21, 2013 - 11:19 pm

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - You know, it always freaks me out a little when I’m reading a book, and it feels like the author had secretly followed me around in high school and wrote about my life then. That happened to me when I was reading the first Ruby Oliver book by E. Lockhart.

Anyway, I’m not sure if this book is for me. I mean, it seems interesting, but maybe too message? Great review, though.

October 21, 2013 - 8:03 pm

Bookworm1858 - Well you know I had mixed feelings about this-some things were so well-done and I found the writing pretty engaging but then there was stuff I found super frustrating. Such a mixed experience but definitely a read to check out for contemporary fans.

October 21, 2013 - 10:02 am

Lena @ Addicted 2 Novels - Ya know, I haven’t heard about this book, but it sounds really interesting. I’m sure the two main characters(Reyna and Olive) would end up annoying me though, hahaha.