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  • Robert Kingett commented on Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult
    It's a shame the mermaids are portrayed as sex negative feminists instead of sex positive feminists. Still, empowering so far!(comment on "Between the Lines")
  • Robert Kingett commented on Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult
    Found the gay stereotypes! They are horses! Flaming horses, though! I still love them. No Bi people yet.(comment on "Between the Lines")
  • Robert Kingett commented on All the ugly and wonderful things by Bryn Greenwood
    I can't figure out why there are so many POV characters? The child romance with an adult doesn't bother me at all, I'm just confused why we need so many POV characters?(comment on "All the ugly and wonderful things")
  • Robert Kingett started reading Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult
    I had no idea this was a departure from her other books. I like it so far, Feminist, even for it's time. No LGBT+ people I can detect though.(comment on "Between the Lines")
  • Robert Kingett commented on Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan
    This book doesn't seem dated at all for some reason. Still great!(comment on "Two Boys Kissing")
  • Review of "Answers in the Pages" (5 stars): Could not put it down
    This book was so wholesome and fun to read! Plus, even before reading the authors note, I knew some of the characters in the book were named after famous, living and dead, LGBT+ authors. The book is split into three storylines. The present day, where a book is challenged because there might be a gay romance at the end of this fictional book. flashbacks to the author of the banned book as a teen dealing with his first gay love. And finally, excerpts of the fictional in universe book being banned. I loved it. I love smart kids. I love mature kids. I love kids that are old souls because I was an old soul. I just loved every minute of this book. I started to enjoy the third person POV better that focused on the author and his crushes, but the whole book is very good. It doesn't create generational divide, make fun of someone for being a senior and out of touch and all of that nonsense people do these days. It presents a book challenge in an elementary school happening in real time, and I could not get enough of it. What I really loved about this book was the fact it showed seniors supporting LGBT+ unconditionally. People today believe that old men and women are just automatically bigots before actually figuring out if they are, or not. I loved it that this book doesn't even entertain that outdated idea. I honestly think this book was too short! I couldn't put it down. My only gripe was, at the end, the mother that started the book challenge changed her mind, it seemed. David never explains why she changed her mind or what changed her mind. All in all, everyone should give this a shot. It's something I probably won't read again for a while, but it was so good I vowed to read it again, someday.
  • Robert Kingett commented on Kiss & Tell by Adib Khorram
    Finally starting this thanks to @lapis@booktoot.club! It should be fun!(comment on "Kiss & Tell")
  • Robert Kingett commented on The Night Wanderer by Drew Hayden Taylor
    The internalized racism in this is too much, but I do love diverse horror characters though! I'll pick this one up again later.(comment on "The Night Wanderer")
  • Robert Kingett stopped reading I'm So (Not) over You by Kosoko Jackson
    I couldn't get passed the constant Gen X obsession. The protagonist also kept reminding me every page that he was Gen Z. Really? I frankly couldn't tell, because he didn't have anything that would even indicate Gen Z. Age in books doesn't tie to generations. I did like the ex though, more than our protagonist.(comment on "I'm So (Not) over You")
  • Robert Kingett started reading Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan
    This was banned this year so I am reading it again. I'm sure I'll love it again, too!(comment on "Two Boys Kissing")