Monday 3 December 2018

Book ~ "You're You" (2017) Mette Bach

From Goodreads ~ 17-year-old Freyja is outspokenly lesbian and politically active about LGBTQ issues at her school's Gay-Straight Alliance. When her girlfriend Rachel breaks up with her, she suspends her work on the online video blog they created together to celebrate their pride. Instead she starts volunteering at the local food bank. 

But she can't figure out why the team leader at the food bank, a guy named Sanjay, doesn't seem to approve of her.  Freyja learns about food justice and becomes attracted to Sanjay's passion for the cause. As her friendship with Sanjay grows, she realizes that they connect in a way she never did with Rachel. 

But can Freyja be in love with Sanjay if she identifies as a lesbian? 

When members of her school's GSA assume that Freyja has "gone straight" and oppose her leadership of the group, Freyja has to choose between sticking with her old idea of herself - and taking a chance on love. 

Freyja and Rachel are in their last year of high school and in love ... in fact, they have an online video blog celebrating it and encouraging others to be open about their preferences.  When Rachel abruptly breaks up with her, Freyja is heartbroken.  Looking for another cause to lend her support to as she heals, she starts volunteering at a local food bank.  She is attracted to Sanjay, the team lead, and the feeling is mutual.  Freyja, though, fights her feelings because as a lesbian, how can she be falling in love with a guy?!

This is the third book I've read by this author.  It is written in third person perspective from Freyja's point of view.  Though I'm assuming it is written for the young adult market (so I'm not its demographic), I liked the story and the writing style.  As a head's up, there is "adult" activity so perhaps the book is for a more mature young adult.

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