Juliet Takes A Breath

Juliet Takes A Breath

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Meet Juliet Milagros Palante.
A self-proclaimed closeted Puerto Rican baby dyke from the Bronx. Only, she's not so closeted anymore after coming out to her family the evening before she flies to Portland, Oregon (of all places), to intern with her favorite feminist writer-an experience that Juliet is certain will change her world. However, coming out doesn't go so well, and, when she leaves home, Juliet's not so sure if her mother will ever speak to her again.
As she embarks on a summer full of explorations of race and identity, queer brown dance parties, and a motorcycle-riding librarian, Juliet will ultimately learn that feminism is whatever she decides it is, and only she can create the life she wants.
As praised by Roxane Gay, Juliet Takes a Breath is "quite dazzling, funny as hell, poignant, [and] F***ing outstanding." You'll fall in love with this coming-of-age story about a young woman's journey to find herself-to define herself-as she comes out to her family, herself, and the world.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 1 x 1 x 22mm | 381g
  • Freeform
  • United States
  • English
  • 1368026303
  • 9781368026307
  • 1,097,802

Review quote

"Timely, vibrant, and illuminating. Juliet Takes a Breath is the coming-of-age novel I desperately needed as a queer Latinx teen. This book will break your heart, but not before mending it with Juliet's infectious sense of hope."--Mark Oshiro, author of Anger is a Gift
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About Gabby Rivera

Gabby Rivera is a Bronx-born queer Latinx babe on a mission to create the wildest, most fun stories ever. She is the author of the sold-out smash solo series AMERICA about America Chavez, featuring Marvel's first queer Latina superhero, and has also written in the Lumberjanes universe for Boom! Studios. Juliet Takes a Breath is her debut novel. Gabby now makes magic on both coasts, currently residing in California. She writes for all the sweet baby queers and her mom. When not writing, Gabby speaks on her experiences as a QTPOC writer, her work as an LGBTQ youth advocate, and the importance of centering joy in narratives as Latinx people and people of color at events across the country. For more information, visit Gabby's website, www.gabbyrivera.com, and follow her on Instagram @quirkyrican.
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Rating details

3,635 ratings
4.21 out of 5 stars
5 45% (1,632)
4 38% (1,366)
3 13% (480)
2 3% (118)
1 1% (39)
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