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Gabby Rivera is a hot shit and I will forever read anything she writes. Juliet Takes a Breath is an honest, fresh, kick-ass book.

The main character, Juliet Milagros Palante, is a closeted, Puerto Rican lesbian living in the Bronx. She is about to travel to Portland, Oregon to start a summer internship with Harlowe Brisbane, the feminist author whose book encouraged her to take control of her sexuality.

While in Portland, Juliet spends time with Brisbane and her close group of friends. She has many eye-opening experiences and learns that she is stronger than she ever thought.

First of all, I love the story itself on a surface level. It is a great read. Both Juliet and Harlowe are flawed characters and learn a lot from each other. Juliet traveling to Portland was genius, I mean could it be any different from the Bronx? Perfect for her to spread her wings.