How Beautiful the Ordinary || Review

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Author: Michael Cart (editor),

Publisher: HarperTeen

Published on: October 6th 2009

Number of Pages: 368

Bought, Borrowed or ARC: Bought when withdrawn from my library

Where can you get it?

Again, I make no money off of these links. These are simply for your convenience. These prices are accurate as of December 23rd 2019

Amazon: $11.37

Book Depository: $12.96

Barnes and Noble: $16.19

Books-A-Million: $17.99

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A girl thought to be a boy steals her sister’s skirt, while a boy thought to be a girl refuses to wear a cornflower blue dress. One boy’s love of a soldier leads to the death of a stranger. The present takes a bittersweet journey into the past when a man revisits the summer school where he had “an accidental romance.” And a forgotten mother writes a poignant letter to the teenage daughter she hasn’t seen for fourteen years.

Poised between the past and the future are the stories of now. In nontraditional narratives, short stories, and brief graphics, tales of anticipation and regret, eagerness and confusion present distinctively modern views of love, sexuality, and gender identification. Together, they reflect the vibrant possibilities available for young people learning to love others—and themselves—in today’s multifaceted and quickly changing world.

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I don’t read many books that are set up this way because I normally don’t like some of the stories so I end up skipping through them. I got this one at the library at a withdrawn sale months ago and I hadn’t even thought about reading it until this morning. We recently started coming out at work and between that and JKR recent twitter posts, I needed a little something LGBT themed to read. This book was fine. I skipped some stories but my favorites were

A Word From The Nearly Distant Past

First Time

Dear Lang

I will probably pass this book on fairly soon as I don’t see myself rereading it.

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Have you read this book? What is your favorite LGBT based book? Let me know!!

Love, Dana

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