Review – Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera

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Gabby Rivera


“Juliet Milagros Palante is leaving the Bronx and headed to Portland, Oregon. She just came out to her family and isn’t sure if her mom will ever speak to her again. But Juliet has a plan, sort of, one that’s going to help her figure out this whole “Puerto Rican lesbian” thing. She’s interning with the author of her favorite book: Harlowe Brisbane, the ultimate authority on feminism, women’s bodies, and other gay-sounding stuff.

Will Juliet be able to figure out her life over the course of one magical summer? Is that even possible? Or is she running away from all the problems that seem too big to handle?

With more questions than answers, Juliet takes on Portland, Harlowe, and most importantly, herself.”


I can’t really do this book any justice since I’m feeling sick and cannot get my thoughts and feelings out properly so I apologize for this short review!

This was such an amazing book. It seemed so small yet held so much! It talked about everything possible! Poly relationships, different pronouns, learning, teaching, allies, the whole of the LGBTQ+ community, racism. It helped me learn some new things too and I’m so grateful I had the chance to read this!

However I did only give it 4/5 stars, not a full 5/5. That’s because the start of the book talks about feminism in a very ‘women with pussies unite’ kind of way, even though the word transgender and pronouns are discussed later in the book.

I cannot say it enough, but read this book!!!

Rating: 4/5 !

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