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Jess, King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls


Release was another compelling, interesting and realistic book which interwoven young adult themes and worldwide issues into a story that many teenagers can relate to. The LGBTQ+ community were expressed in this book through the character Adam Thorn who faces the difficult, uncomfortable situations many homosexuals have to unfortunately encounter. Ness helps readers to understand how exactly it feels and how the stereotypes around this community affect young adults everyday. In my personal opinion, after reading this book the conventional ideas of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people have been completely replaced. Ness emphasises the normality of this community and constantly refers to how Adam is still a child. Overall I think this book has been the most enlightening read so far as Ness helps society to understand the hardships of being homosexual in this era and also holds a sense of hope for those in need of knowing that they are accepted even if it doesn’t feel like it.

Posted on: 10th May 2018 at 07:49 pm

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