Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.
Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Joanna Gordon has been out and proud for years, but when her popular radio evangelist father remarries and decides to move all three of them from Atlanta to the more conservative Rome, Georgia, he asks Jo to do the impossible: to lie low for the rest of her senior year. And Jo reluctantly agrees.

Although it is (mostly) much easier for Jo to fit in as a straight girl, things get complicated when she meets Mary Carlson, the oh-so-tempting sister of her new friend at school. But Jo couldn’t possibly think of breaking her promise to her dad. Even if she’s starting to fall for the girl. Even if there’s a chance Mary Carlson might be interested in her, too. Right?

Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit “Rome, Georgia, is definitely where queer girls go to die.”

This was a YA story about a girl who had to pretend to not be gay when moving to a new town with her father.

Joanna was a girl who obviously cared about her father enough to hide her sexuality when she was previously very out-in-the open about the fact that she was gay. It really was good of her to do what she did for her father and his reputation, but I disliked the way she lied to people who were very open with her.

The storyline in this was about Joanna getting a make-over, and not being openly gay at her new school, and we then got the complication of a romance with another girl who wanted to come out. I really disliked the way that Joanna didn’t seem to be able to know when it was best to be honest about things though, when a simple explanation as to why she was behaving the way she was could have solved things.

The ending to this was okay, and I was glad that things worked out in the end.

6.5 out of 10.

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