My Heartbeart by Garret Freymann-Weyr
Weight: 11.2 oz
Method of Disposal: Donating or Giving away
It is probably fairly obvious by now why this book made it to my shelves. It is 1) a young adult book and 2) a book that deals with queer issues—or at least an affluent, gay, male teenager. I was impressed that the book made it into the bookstores and that it won several awards, but I felt neither here nor there about it.
A teenage girl loves hanging out with her brother, Link, and his bestfriend, James. Then, someone at school asserts that her brother is gay and things start to spiral past her understanding. I do like that this book does not follow typical themes. The mother is open and knowledgeable. It is the sibling relationship that falters. There are not over-exaggerated theatrics or unnecessary acts of violence. Sexuality is not completely binary and stagnant. I don’t know. Let me know if you want to check it out, and it is yours free. I would love it if you told me what you thought.