The Lesbiana’s Guide to Catholic School / Sonora Reyes
December 11, 2023 3:55 PM - Subscribe

"A sharply funny and moving debut novel about a queer Mexican American girl navigating Catholic school, while falling in love and learning to celebrate her true self. Perfect for fans of Erika L. Sánchez, Leah Johnson, and Gabby Rivera." -- HarperCollins

"As the narrative vulnerably tackles difficult subjects such as intolerant religious institutions and living with mental illness, Yami's sardonic voice adds levity and heart." -- Publishers Weekly

"The portrayal of found family and the threads of love and acceptance woven into this story make it a satisfying read with a hopeful ending."Kirkus

"Filled with humor and love, this fast-paced novel will have readers immersed in Yamilet’s world, rooting for her and her loved ones all the way." -- School Library Journal
posted by johnofjack (4 comments total)
I tend to favor comics and SFF but I started listening to this recently and have been enjoying the hell out of it. I'm 38% through so far but I can't imagine this one going off the rails; it seems like really strong, confident writing. I love Yami's family and the characterization of her friends (and former friends) is good too.

The setting on the other hand--oof. I guess Catholic school is just casually oppressive, except when it's aggressively oppressive.
posted by johnofjack at 4:01 PM on December 11, 2023

Ooooh this seems right up my alley *adds to extensive TBR list*
posted by obfuscation at 5:55 AM on December 12, 2023

I finished it today. It got a little weightier than I expected but that could just be me missing clues (it's not unheard of), and (as Kirkus says) it had a hopeful ending, which was nice.

I really liked it.
posted by johnofjack at 6:09 PM on December 12, 2023

I guess Catholic school is just casually oppressive, except when it's aggressively oppressive.

The stories that some of us could tell you.
posted by Halloween Jack at 12:40 PM on December 13, 2023 [1 favorite]

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