Excuse me while I leave my review….. I give Joya Goffney (3.5 rounded up) 4 birds out of 5. I’m in the middle with this book. Things I loved and things I just didn’t connect with. There were times I felt like I had a clashing relationship with main character- I know what I just wrote is insane and I need to remind myself it’s FICTION! I love that the main characters in this book were people of color. We need more books that highlight diversity. I had an in-depth look into what it might be like to be the only black person in a mostly white high school. I thought the author nailed intertwining race in this book in such a helpful way. She had two characters at one point mirror how someone can approach a conversation about race and have it be constructive and a learning experience. I know many people are wanting to figure out the best way to go about having these conversations and for that alone I’d give it to my teen to read.
I received this ARC Audio book from Netgalley for free in exchange for my honest review. What what!
Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry drops May 4th, 2021!