Really introspective

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This was unexpected for me. I'm not sure what I was expecting, but what I found was an almost voyeuristic look into Juliet's life. Juliet is a self-described Latinx queer girl from the Bronx. She lands an internship with an acclaimed white feminist, Harlowe Brisbane, living in Oregon. The novel reads like a memoir to me. Juliet is extremely thoughtful about race, gender, and sexual identity. She challenges her own thinking and questions those around her. There is also a nice analogy about breathing and being able to take a breath; it nicely tied the title into moments of the book. I found the book to be really thoughtful and heartfelt.

Thanks to Bookish First and Penguin Teen for an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.